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spicyapple
Aug 19, 2006, 09:22 AM
Post your HDRI creations here...

The Ground Rules:

1. Only people posting images are allowed to comment on other images. These images are so awesome, words cannot describe them... so please keep "chatter" to a minimum. :)

2. You're encouraged to explain your HDRI process (eg. # of exposures, camera settings, etc.)

3. Post a maximum of 2 images a day.


HDRI stands for High Dynamic Range Imaging. It's the latest craze among photo enthusiasts because the process allows you to capture all the dynamic range of the real world and put all that DR goodness into a 32-bit image file, even though your monitor can only display it in 8-bits (256 levels of brightness). And there are programs floating about that allow you to take the 32-bits and compress it down to 8-bits for some very interesting results. Post those images in this thread.

Primer & Tutorials:
Wikipedia.org entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging#External_links)
High Dynamic Range Imaging (http://www.highpoly3d.com/writer/tutorials/hdri/hdri.htm)
HDRI Tutorial (http://www.toolfarm.com/tutorials/hdri.pdf#search=%22hdri%22) (pdf)
Flickr: HDR (http://www.flickr.com/groups/hdr/)

Tools:
HDR in Photoshop CS2 (http://www.earthboundlight.com/phototips/photoshop-cs2-hdr-32bit.html)
Photomatix (http://www.hdrsoft.com/)

spicyapple
Aug 19, 2006, 09:39 AM
I guess I'll start... :)

Taken this very morning! This image is a composite of 9 exposures taken 1 f-stops apart on my trusty Nikon D100, 28-300mm lens. Metered settings: 1", F/8.0, ISO 200, Tungsten

Final:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/_spicyapple_/HDR/9frombroadway.jpg

Exposures 1 and 9:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/_spicyapple_/HDR/broadway_before.jpg

spicyapple
Aug 19, 2006, 10:23 AM
Metered settings: 1", F/22.0, ISO 200, Fluorescent

Final:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/_spicyapple_/HDR/2bins.jpg


Exposures 1 and 9: (shutter speeds between 1/15th - 15 seconds)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/_spicyapple_/HDR/2bins_before.jpg

lexus
Aug 19, 2006, 10:24 AM
Can you post the full res images?

jsw
Aug 19, 2006, 10:27 AM
Can you post the full res images?
If so, please do it as a link, not as an inline image. Thanks.

And beautiful shots - the technique is very interesting to me, and I've been reading through your linked articles.

spicyapple
Aug 19, 2006, 10:45 AM
Can you post the full res images?
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8970/broadwayoriginalzm2.th.jpg (http://img130.imageshack.us/my.php?image=broadwayoriginalzm2.jpg) http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/8835/2binsoriginallt3.th.jpg (http://img101.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2binsoriginallt3.jpg)

jsw, good rule about not linking full images inline. :)

Another rule: Keep images a maximum 800 pixels across. Follow those guidelines and everyone will be happy.

lexus
Aug 19, 2006, 10:59 AM
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8970/broadwayoriginalzm2.th.jpg (http://img130.imageshack.us/my.php?image=broadwayoriginalzm2.jpg) http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/8835/2binsoriginallt3.th.jpg (http://img101.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2binsoriginallt3.jpg)

jsw, good rule about not linking full images inline. :)

Another rule: Keep images a maximum 800 pixels across. Follow those guidelines and everyone will be happy.
Thanks

njmac
Aug 19, 2006, 11:20 AM
I guess I'll start... :)

Taken this very morning! This image is a composite of 9 exposures taken 1 f-stops apart on my trusty Nikon D100, 28-300mm lens. Metered settings: 1", F/8.0, ISO 200, Tungsten



:eek: sorry for the chatter... but that is so friggin' awesome! I would Love to see some more of these and I will try one out myself today and post if it turns out well.

spicyapple
Aug 20, 2006, 05:02 AM
7 Exposures
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/_spicyapple_/HDR/anystreet.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/_spicyapple_/HDR/street_before.jpg

7 Exposures
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/_spicyapple_/HDR/cigars.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/_spicyapple_/HDR/cigar_before.jpg

gauchogolfer
Aug 20, 2006, 01:18 PM
I'm going to join the fun!

Taken with a Minolta Dimage A2, just now, outside my apartment. Processed using the trial version of Photomatix (thus the watermarked final image).

http://img420.imageshack.us/img420/196/library0005me3.jpg
Overexposed


http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/3930/library0002ge5.jpg
Underexposed


http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/5866/hdrapartmentxk0.jpg
HDR version

puckhead193
Aug 20, 2006, 01:24 PM
http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/5866/hdrapartmentxk0.jpg
HDR version
I really like that, i love the sky and clouds :)

gauchogolfer
Aug 20, 2006, 01:30 PM
I really like that, i love the sky and clouds :)

Thanks! I was reading the thread on HDR, looked outside and saw the nice sky, and went out with my camera to give it a try. I'm pretty happy with my first try, and how easy it was with the software.

gauchogolfer
Aug 20, 2006, 03:09 PM
So here's try number two, from the same spot as my first post, but at night. I was hoping to get home in time to have some light left in the sky: maybe tomorrow :)

The longest exposure is 30 seconds, thus the noisy night sky. Shortest is 1/3 second.

I think I'm hooked on this!

http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/2396/library0010me0.jpg
Underexposed

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/525/library0006nb1.jpg
30 second exposure (I guess I need to get the bulb setting going on my Minolta here)

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/4108/librarymappedef5.jpg
HDR version

J|D
Aug 20, 2006, 06:44 PM
Here's mine -

http://static.flickr.com/64/211759387_9f5ec9094b_b.jpg

And a link to my Flickr HDR set -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdys/sets/72157594215336835/

TrenchMouth
Aug 20, 2006, 09:23 PM
here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcmaclean/208234034/) is one i made of my jade bonsai, neither the picture nor the bonsai are as impressive as others i have seen, but i will be shooting more with my new camera in the coming days. especially when i get my highspeed 1gig xd card, which should be here tomorrow. i just purchased a sp-500 uz (olympus)

gauchogolfer
Aug 21, 2006, 12:40 AM
Here's mine -

http://static.flickr.com/64/211759387_9f5ec9094b_b.jpg

And a link to my Flickr HDR set -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdys/sets/72157594215336835/

I like the picture in the first link very much. Keeping the greens vibrant while still having the dark gloomy clouds makes it interesting.

bowzer
Aug 21, 2006, 01:00 AM
made it a few months ago... not the best, and i cant find the originals but oh well.

http://bowzer.net/stuff/bowz_decks_hdrtest.jpg

ReanimationLP
Aug 21, 2006, 01:02 AM
I feel dumb now. ^.^'

I thought HDR was this option in Half Life 2 and other games.

Beautiful pictures though. :D

AdamL
Aug 21, 2006, 01:21 AM
Wow those are some great pictures. I've long wanted to get into photography. Maybe someday when I have the money I will.

ZoomZoomZoom
Aug 21, 2006, 03:44 AM
Wow, that is beautiful, gauchogolfer, with the clouds.

Maybe this will convince me to whip out my tripod again...

GreasyWeasel
Aug 21, 2006, 04:37 PM
I've been hanging around for a while but these pictures made me want to sign up and show you my first HDR effort.
I don't have an SLR so I decided to have a go with my Sony P120. Three pictures taken at EV-2, EV 0 and EV+2.
http://www.pjbain.f2s.com/FirstHDR.jpg
I haven't been able to get a good realistic look yet but I rather liked this effect I got with my first one.
Love your first pic spicyapple, the blue sky and bright lights look great.

latergator116
Aug 21, 2006, 05:33 PM
Great photos, Spicyapple, but what city is that? I was gonna guess maybe Vancouver, but I'm not sure. Thanks.

Chaszmyr
Aug 21, 2006, 05:40 PM
Great photos, Spicyapple, but what city is that? I was gonna guess maybe Vancouver, but I'm not sure. Thanks.

Looks like Vancouver to me too.

andiwm2003
Aug 21, 2006, 09:54 PM
how do you guy's make those HDR's? Did you all shell out the $100 for Photomatix or is there a cheaper tool out there?

I'm almost tempted to pay for photomatix. i'm just not sure if i have enough time to really do the shots and play with it. also there is almost no chance to do this with moving objects or people.

almightyshoe
Aug 21, 2006, 10:23 PM
This thread has really got me interested in photography (keeping in mind I'm one of those morons who manage to cut off people's heads and my thumbs will will always somehow creep into the lensview). I can see that HDR is a post-photo process, but is this something that most digital cameras can do, or specifically those geared towards the "amatuer/pro/actual" photographer?

HckySo
Aug 21, 2006, 10:29 PM
I've been hanging around for a while but these pictures made me want to sign up and show you my first HDR effort.
I don't have an SLR so I decided to have a go with my Sony P120. Three pictures taken at EV-2, EV 0 and EV+2.
http://www.pjbain.f2s.com/FirstHDR.jpg

That looks like it was filtered with Lucisart.

iChrisLH
Aug 22, 2006, 05:53 PM
http://www.clhphotography.com/images/Forest%20Park%20Round%20HDR_small.jpg

Consisted of 12 exposures I believe

skunk
Aug 22, 2006, 06:02 PM
Consisted of 12 exposures I believeThat's really nice. Having just taken delivery today of a D50 - I've lurked here just long enough to gather that it's a good choice - I'm keen to try my hand, too, when I have a minute.

sunfast
Aug 23, 2006, 06:07 AM
Guys - these images are stunning!

I've never heard of HDR (in this context) and it's awesome. Anybody care to do one with a computer monitor? That could be pretty cool.

And spicyapple, could you possibly link a full size version of the cigars one? I would love to use that as a desktop image if you don't mind.

MalcolmJID
Aug 23, 2006, 07:07 AM
I've been hanging around for a while but these pictures made me want to sign up and show you my first HDR effort.
I don't have an SLR so I decided to have a go with my Sony P120. Three pictures taken at EV-2, EV 0 and EV+2.
http://www.pjbain.f2s.com/FirstHDR.jpg
I haven't been able to get a good realistic look yet but I rather liked this effect I got with my first one.
Love your first pic spicyapple, the blue sky and bright lights look great.


Excellent picture my friend, and is the chap reading the Mirror/Daily Sport?

spicyapple
Aug 23, 2006, 07:46 AM
And spicyapple, could you possibly link a full size version of the cigars one? I would love to use that as a desktop image if you don't mind.
:)

http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/1686/cigarsoriginaldy2.th.jpg (http://img245.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cigarsoriginaldy2.jpg)

tidymeup
Aug 23, 2006, 08:21 AM
Right this is my attempt however i am not sure if i have the idea of this correct yet...

If anyone would like to give me any pointers i would be grateful.

And yes there were people walking around while i was taking the picture so you can see there arm.

http://tidymeup.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=715&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=4ac4025ea47f009000897fa107f03db3

sunfast
Aug 23, 2006, 08:56 AM
:)


Legend, thanks very much. Coming to a desktops thread near you soon!

GreasyWeasel
Aug 23, 2006, 12:44 PM
Excellent picture my friend, and is the chap reading the Mirror/Daily Sport?
Thanks. The guy in the picture is my dad, I think he was reading the Daily Mail.

product26
Apr 6, 2011, 01:49 AM
resurrecting this thread. Each of these was shot with a Nikon D3100 in bulb mode with a wired remote. Not sure of the exact number of shots that made up each HDR composition.

Let's keep this thread alive! Post up some HDR.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p65/product26/Photography/hdr/skulltagged.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p65/product26/Photography/hdr/11-1.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p65/product26/Photography/hdr/12-2.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p65/product26/Photography/hdr/04-1.jpg

iamfafafung
Apr 27, 2011, 01:02 PM
Taken by Nikon D2H
Mix these HDR images with 5 images (+/- 2EV)

http://images1.fotop.net/albums6/iamfafafung/20090523/D2H_6070_1_2_3_4.jpg

http://images1.fotop.net/albums6/iamfafafung/poma1/D2H_5284_5_6.jpg