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Old 04-12-2008, 06:12 AM   #1
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Post HDR pics, you punks.

Jeff Goji's car, with new 36 mm bumpstops = teh sex.
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I don't usually like the looks of the NC, but this one I would die for.
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HDR doesn't seem to reap any additional benefits in parking lots at night...
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I got into a staring contest with this car and lost. :(
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Taken with a Powershot S2 IS, automatic exposure bracketing at -2, 0, +2... Only three exposures each.
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so is noise from the longest exposure a normal side-effect of HDR? I notice it in a few images.

Pretty cool otherwise. the sky looks phenomenal.
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The STI looks very angry. It's eyebrows, flared nostril, and bleak mouth say it all.
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The noise is most likely a result of short exposure length and then extreme levels adjustment to compensate. And then there's a point at which you're just not going to get detail in the darker areas - you reach the limits of the equipment. You can remove the noise at the price of detail to some extent:

I don't mind the noise in these shots.
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The noise was from me not checking what the ISO setting was. It could've been easily avoided but I forgot.
Also, people actually use HDR to get rid of noise in the shadows, but that usually works better by taking 5 or more different exposures.

It seems for HDR to make the picture really stand out, you need to have a certain highlight in mind when you're processing the photos. I chose the sky and that's the reason I took the pictures.
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I know nothing about the HDR stuff, I've seen it before, but I don't know whats involved or how to. But damn, ******* pictures can look crazy different. My favorite of that group is the NC with a glass like finish look to it. The red on the NA really comes out red hunh? After I post this I might google a how to and see whats involved in getting into this.

Keep these pics coming!

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Today I'll be hanging out with some fellow turbo Miata peeps. Lets hope the sky will look nice and I'll remember to check the ISO setting.
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This was a 5 exposure one using a Casio Exilim. Scott threw it together using photomatix.
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Can someone enlighten me on how to take pictures like this? I have a 4 MP cybershot.
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so far this is my best. I still need lots of practice on taking pictures for one, and then composing them.







Bryce, too grainy, needs more post-processing
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someone explain what the hell HDR is to me please.
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someone explain what the hell HDR is to me please.
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ahem......
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already did that, still dont understand.
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You take 3 (or 5) images at varying exposures, and then put them into a photo editor that supports HDR, like photomatix.
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You take 3 (or 5) images at varying exposures, and then put them into a photo editor that supports HDR, like photomatix.
thanks, i now see the light
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that looks ******* awesome.
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Yeah it's great! The white miata, I just look at it and I just can't believe it's a real one! It looks like a video game car!
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hey Bryce, when do you think you'll get those pics up from the meet on saturday?
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Very, Very NICE photography.

I certainly like that beautiful sky, have the same here in New Mexico, ALWAYS AWESOME.
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