11-15-2011, 03:46 AM #1
First HDR attempt - how can I do better?
I took 3 exposures.... -2, 0, +2 with exposures ranging from 1 to 30 seconds.
I used a Lee 6 stop ND filter to acheive the water effect and processed with Photomatix...
5D Mark II
Canon L 16-35 mm at 16 mm
did some correction work for color saturation and adjusted the curves...
Any composition tips are welcomed and of course any comments about everything else as well.
11-15-2011, 04:07 AM #2
I can honestly say there isn't anything about the photo and your processing that I don't like. I love the deep rich tones. Great job
11-15-2011, 06:23 AM #3
I agree with Vince! What a great photo. Where's the like button?
I usually don't like HDR but this one was just spot on.
11-15-2011, 06:32 AM #4
You did a fantastic job with your first HDR. It seems natural & not overtly processed. Give yourself a pat.
If I would have to think composition wise, its a bit centered. A slight camera tilt downward would be great so as to enable more of the water stream in the picture. Not that big issue though
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I agree with everything else that's been said - fantastic photo and great processing. Definitely not overdone and the overall color is great - very natural.
The only negative I can find to critique is the gray washed-out sky that pokes through the tress. Unfortunately I don't have a suggested fix since its still something I'm trying to remove from all of my HDR waterfall photos Composition-wise, it is very centered, so maybe panning slightly to the right (putting the waterfall/stream coming down one of the 'thirds' lines), or maybe even moving a little forward and higher and panning down and right might give another interesting angle? But that's all just nitpicking, trying to find something to comment on.
Overall, great work, definitely a keeper.
12-03-2011, 12:46 AM #9
Nicely done, I like the natural feel to the colors.
I'm curious as to what time of day you took this, given you had the 6 stop filter and the varying exposure times.
Nikon D7100, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105MM F/3.5-5.6G ED VR , AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8, AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm F2.8, Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G Tamron 18-270MM F/3.5-6.3, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X
12-05-2011, 10:45 PM #10
Great shot. Nice composition and you have some wonderful colors. However, I think the bright sky has caused the rest of the image to be slightly underexposed.