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#31947 - 10/15/10 12:33 AM Moose And Tetons
James Morrissey Offline
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Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
Hey Everyone,

This is a shot that I took in the Tetons. It is shot using Roman's HDR method where I exposed the same photo twice, one for shadow and one for light and put them together. I also cloned out a bit of shrubbery around the moose's antler. The question is - does it work? The original photo was taken with a 2 stop filter (thank you, Singh Ray) to help keep the sky in check while photographing the moose.

Anyway - your honest feedback is helpful.

Thanks
James

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#31948 - 10/15/10 03:22 AM Re: Moose And Tetons [Re: James Morrissey]
RomanJohnston Offline
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Registered: 09/15/05
Loc: Portland Oregon

Your Origonal:


An edit:


You like?

Roman
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#31949 - 10/15/10 12:09 PM Re: Moose And Tetons [Re: James Morrissey]
Jim Garvie Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
Loc: Florida
James,
I like this a lot. The composition is very good and the elements are awesome. I like what you did in terms of the HDR effect but I also like what Roman was able to squeeze out of it in his effort. Where I don't like Roman's version is in the sky area. For me, that's always the hardest thing to control in tone-mapping. But the rest of the image really pops in Roman's version.

You have to decide which represents what you were looking for in your original captures. But, overall, this is a very nice image.

Jim
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#31950 - 10/15/10 12:12 PM Re: Moose And Tetons [Re: Jim Garvie]
RomanJohnston Offline
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Registered: 09/15/05
Loc: Portland Oregon
If I had a full sized version, you would be OK with the sky. Its just hard to edit on a small .jpg.

Roman
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#31951 - 10/15/10 02:24 PM Re: Moose And Tetons [Re: RomanJohnston]
Jim Garvie Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
Loc: Florida
True. Wasn't sure what you were working from.

Jim
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#31952 - 10/15/10 02:58 PM Re: Moose And Tetons [Re: RomanJohnston]
glamson Offline
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Registered: 02/19/06
Loc: Donner Summit, CA
Quote:


Your Origonal:


James:
I agree with Roman that the mountains need to pop more. However I also agree with Jim that the sky in Roman's looks over processed and maybe just a little over saturated overall. I also think it could stand a touch of sharpening. Here is my edit on the low res jpg incorporating these ideas.




Roman's edit:






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#31953 - 10/15/10 04:26 PM Re: Moose And Tetons [Re: glamson]
Tony Bynum Offline
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Registered: 02/19/05
Loc: Montana
nice shot, i only wish i had been there to "shoot" that moose . . .
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#31954 - 10/20/10 11:58 AM Re: Moose And Tetons [Re: Tony Bynum]
Marie Mitchell Photography Offline
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Registered: 07/05/09
Loc: Augusta, GA
Ok, for what its worth, I love the version of PP that Roman did.
James-wonderful shot! What time of day was this?
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#31955 - 10/20/10 04:14 PM Re: Moose And Tetons [Re: Marie Mitchell Photography]
Sunstruck Offline
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Registered: 07/06/09
Loc: Connecticut
I like both Roman and George's edits. I would like to see what Roman's looks like large. I don't like the halos that are often seen in HDR, my HDR attempts are horrid, only good for the recycling bin.
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#31956 - 10/21/10 02:47 PM Re: Moose And Tetons [Re: Sunstruck]
RomanJohnston Offline
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Registered: 09/15/05
Loc: Portland Oregon
Yeah...you know the drill. Do you have a large copy you don't mind me editing?



Roman
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