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Dend Apichart Rainbow HDR

This is a discussion on Dend Apichart Rainbow HDR within the Technical Photography Discussion forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I tried out HDR for the first time because this one is so hard to ...

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    Default Dend Apichart Rainbow HDR

    I tried out HDR for the first time because this one is so hard to get the blues and greens in bright light, and in dim you can't see the flower.

    Here are the tones I love the plant for (yay, two spikes this year!)


    It gets all pink and you lose the richness and the green when exposed more (this is still a bit underexposed to keep the pink out of the final version):


    If you put the two exposures together it seems to pop out at you. I think this is much more like how I naturally perceive the plant as my eyes take multiple exposures from different angles:


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    Interesting. So you combined the two different shots to get the more accurate color?

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    Such a deep garnet in the lip. I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Interesting. So you combined the two different shots to get the more accurate color?

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    Yes, in this case I was experimenting to try to nail the color. The two or more shots are integrated using a free software. The way I think of it, it uses the correctly exposed portions of each image. If I bring in more high exposures the flower literally jumps off the screen, but it gets pinker (I'll post one later when I get home).

    The standard technique for high dynamic range is to manually or otherwise bracket the image with a very low exposure, a normal exposure, and a high exposure from a tripod. The results can be quite stunning, here are examples from the sites:


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    Interesting.
    What is the free software that you use?

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    That's just what I was going to ask!

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    It's called Photomatix. I used the free version, you just open the pictures, click "generate HDR" (it will look all bright and washed out) then click on "tone mapping" and play with the sliders a bit.

    Here is the full effect with a third higher exposure:


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    That is so cool! Thanks for sharing this!!

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    Oh that's fantastic. Thanks for the info also.

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