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p.1 #1 · HDR Botswana


Here is the first of a selection of images I will post, shot on my travels. This image was taken in Botswana's Okavango Delta and if you know Botswana you will know it is a very flat environment. To take great landscape images, without blank blue skies, you need clouds to fill up and add detail to the upper half of your image.

I processed the image twice in HDR, one on monochrome and one in colour, then blended it Photoshop...

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Jamie
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Mar 27, 2013 at 09:57 AM
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p.1 #2 · HDR Botswana


I really do enjoy the clouds here -- as you are saying, a shot like this would be difficult without them. I'm curious about your decision to use HDR though. This scene is well within the range of what a camera can show, and the only effect here is that it muddies up the midtones and creates some halos.


Mar 27, 2013 at 02:25 PM
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p.1 #3 · HDR Botswana


Hi Ben

You are right, its an effect and a look that I am experimenting with - I like the surreal feel of HDR, which seems to be finding its way into a lot of published material these days.



Mar 27, 2013 at 02:39 PM
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p.1 #4 · HDR Botswana


This is an excellent composition, but I am with Ben on the processing. It's all a matter of taste though. You got the hardest part right though


Mar 27, 2013 at 02:40 PM
 

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p.1 #5 · HDR Botswana


Could always just play with exposure and do 2 different shots and do a blend, taking the best of land and sea.


Mar 27, 2013 at 04:21 PM
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p.1 #6 · HDR Botswana


Hey Jamie,

What a really cool composition you have here. Your style isn't really that appealing to me personally, but you are right, there seems to be a call for more of this stylized type processing. So with your intent towards that, I think you did a really good job with it.

Jim



Mar 27, 2013 at 05:46 PM
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p.1 #7 · HDR Botswana


Thanks guys, yes it isnt perhaps a great display of image processing! I will work on a few more images and see if I can improve the result!



Mar 28, 2013 at 08:27 AM





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