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moss on the rocks
« on: February 29, 2012, 05:41:10 PM »

other photograph this time in color
be it an HDR of three images in sequence with exposure times of 0.5 1 and 4 seconds
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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 06:31:15 PM »

really nice shot
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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 06:57:54 PM »

I think the HDR was done quite well; the green in the moss (or algae) may be a bit too intense given the amount of light in the sky.  I really like the composition, and the DOF in this photograph (as well as your others) is is great.
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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 02:00:37 AM »

I like it, except for the light blue rock/reflection in the upper left.  I'd desaturate the blue a little bit or lower the luminance as to me it's a beacon without much of interest once your eye gets there.

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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 03:57:05 AM »

You have reason to think that the blue rock to be distracting, they have problem to get darker after because it can be confused with the clouds  low
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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 04:51:25 AM »

The color processing looks good to me.
But I have a problem with the composition - my eye follows the lines and gets kicked out of the image on the right side.
I also find the halo over the rocks disturbing.

I had a look over to your website and found many of the images beautiful, nicely composed and fun to watch.
But there is a tendency to "overcook" at times.
Especially bright and dark halos come in and I think you should really watch this,
since it can have a nasty impact on the overall impression of your otherwise gorgeous images.

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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 05:22:14 AM »

Do not be easily resolved on the rocks is a problem of HDR
I am very glad that you visited my site, unfortunately I work with digital photographs from 2007 and some jobs are this year, which had not yet familiar with photoshop
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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 07:24:42 AM »

I'm with Mike on this image, the rock in the upper left is a problem and with it there's the halos. Other than that, it's a very fine image!
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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 07:49:14 AM »

ok
When can I return to the place I feel a vertical cut and see if I can remove the breakwater rocks white, perhaps for the halo with photoshop I can improve
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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 09:49:00 AM »

ok
When can I return to the place I feel a vertical cut and see if I can remove the breakwater rocks white, perhaps for the halo with photoshop I can improve

The halo shouldn't be a problem with Photoshop. If you can go back then try to shoot from different points of view. The current image is far, very far from bad.
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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2012, 10:21:07 AM »

Great shot all around - composition, lighting, and crafting are first class. You've showcased the moss well, which matches your chosen title.
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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2012, 11:25:56 AM »

I do not see much halo effect here, but when it is really apparent, try using Layer Masks in Photoshop:

Take a good-looking darker sky from say a -2EV image, and the haloed HDR sky, and open both in PS.

- Drag the -2 EV image over the HDR image using the Move Tool while holding down the shift key to get an exact alignment.

- From the -2EV layer select the sky with the Magic Wand Tool.  Uncheck the "Contiguous" and set "Tolerance" to around 20.

-  Use Refine Edge to feather the selection **

- Click the Add Layer mask Button (a square with a circle in the center)

-check on and refine the feathered edge as needed

-  Save the final image with a new file name, so you do not lose the old file!


Source:  Complete Guide to HDR Digital Photography by Ferrell McCollough, Lark Books, pp. 88-89

** In CS5 Under Refine Edge you can choose View as Black and White to see the effect of feathering

BTW  Go back and get rid of the blue rock.  No excuses!

« Last Edit: March 01, 2012, 12:17:48 PM by rambler44 »
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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2012, 01:40:05 PM »

I do not see much halo effect here, but when it is really apparent, try using Layer Masks in Photoshop:


It's not a huge halo but it is there, look at the attached image. If this photo is printed big, it'll be visible. It's just a 2 minute job in PS, anyway…

By the way, thanks for the "recipe"!
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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2012, 01:58:29 PM »

ohh .. Francois, thanks for your lesson
Very interested in this and the rock that you stated is a problem for the image I have noticed only after your critique, my English to be very poor I have written your passages not to forget I try to make again
"recipe" what it means?
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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2012, 02:55:02 AM »

ohh .. Francois, thanks for your lesson
Very interested in this and the rock that you stated is a problem for the image I have noticed only after your critique, my English to be very poor I have written your passages not to forget I try to make again
"recipe" what it means?

Recipe = ricetta!

I was referring to rambler44's post that describes how to handle HDR. I haven't had the time to try it, though.
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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2012, 02:36:17 PM »

now have understood the reference to "recipe"
I have tried the vertical format.
Remove from the magenta image and improve the halo
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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2012, 12:51:57 PM »

This vertical looks good but I still slightly prefer the landscape oriented version, it is more open.
Anyway, two good images!
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Re: moss on the rocks
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2012, 01:51:03 AM »

I appreciate the edit (since I asked for it), but I agree with Francois - the original crop was better.  I'd go back to a landscape version.

Mike.
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