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TerryCzap
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p.1 #1 · Balancing Rock - Halos in HDR


Hi,

I've noticed a repetition of haloing effects in many of my HDR merges (3 images in this one), especially when trees are involved. Can anyone tell me where the cure might lie? What can I do to avoid this situation?

I've cleaned this one up a bit, but the trees on lower left are blemished still.

Terry






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Jun 15, 2013 at 07:01 PM
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p.1 #2 · Balancing Rock - Halos in HDR


Fascinating image and scene. Don't think I've ever seen this before, which doesn't mean anything .

As for your question, we could play a bit if you'd post the series? Otherwise, I have no idea.

Best of luck with the fires out that way,

Bob



Jun 15, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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p.1 #3 · Balancing Rock - Halos in HDR


Thanks Bob, Here ya go.

Terry

















Jun 15, 2013 at 10:24 PM
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p.1 #4 · Balancing Rock - Halos in HDR


Thanks for the set,

I've not dabbled in HDR much, and then usually with a single image.

Here is my first experience with a series and Nik's (HDR Efex Pro 2). If you like it all credit to the software, I merely pushed sliders around. As with all Nik products, there are about 2 dozen presets for all sorts of styles/looks as jumping-off points.

Have not sharpened or done anything other then run through HDR EP2.

Well, change 1 - had to run through CS6 to convert to jpeg, applied some sharpening in ACR too. No science, just eye-balled it. Ramping up the radius did spawn jaggies in the tree...

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Jun 15, 2013 at 11:36 PM
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p.1 #5 · Balancing Rock - Halos in HDR


Looks very nice Bob. I'm using Photomatix and don't know what I'm doing to create the halos.

Terry



Jun 15, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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p.1 #6 · Balancing Rock - Halos in HDR


TerryCzap wrote:
Looks very nice Bob. I'm using Photomatix and don't know what I'm doing to create the halos.

Terry


Thanks,

Not familiar with that, surely someone else is,

Someone?

Regards,

Bob



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p.1 #7 · Balancing Rock - Halos in HDR


I've located the quirk, though I'd still like to find a workaround. If I process the series with the "realistic" effect, then I get the same results that you are showing Bob. Occasionally I like to use the "painterly" effect in Photomatix, and that is when I get the haloing, primarily in trees.

Terry



Jun 16, 2013 at 12:48 AM
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p.1 #8 · Balancing Rock - Halos in HDR


Took a stab at using 2 images and layers/masks.






Edited on Jun 17, 2013 at 02:59 PM · View previous versions



Jun 16, 2013 at 02:24 AM
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p.1 #9 · Balancing Rock - Halos in HDR


Thanks Rusty. I've much to learn.

Terry



Jun 16, 2013 at 02:26 AM
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p.1 #10 · Balancing Rock - Halos in HDR


Terry, I think the main problem is happening when your creating the image in Photomatix. I have found the best results by always using the "realistic/natural" setting and then adjusting from there for the best possible outcome. Personally I don't believe this image needs HDR and there are better ways to deal with the dynamic range. You might consider looking into "Tony Kuyper's Luminosity masks", very inexpensive and tutorials on using the masks are also available. You can create the alpha channels yourself but the Luminosity mask's I mentioned above make it much easier especially for someone learning to use Luminosity masking.

A quick re-work to show what I did. I would do a little more work on the rocks but you get the idea. Barbara













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Jun 17, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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p.1 #11 · Balancing Rock - Halos in HDR


Thanks for your input Barbara, your re-work looks good. I'll check into Tony's software. Post processing, (along with everything else), is my weakest link.... but time and experience will assist me much. I believe I chose the "painterly" effect due to the way it enhances the clouds. This is my version using the "realistic" mode in Photomatix.



Terry





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Jun 17, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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p.1 #12 · Balancing Rock - Halos in HDR


+1 Barbara, re Tony Kuyper's Luminosity mask set. Excellent tutorials and cost is minimal. Will take some time and thought but marvelous set of tools.

Bob



Jun 17, 2013 at 02:02 PM





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