Classic car HDR

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Classic car HDR

Postby Syncharmony » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:52 am

Went to a cruise night down in my hometown this week and had the opportunity to shoot some cars. The weather co-operated with some nice cloud cover and I was happy with some of the results.



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f/8
15 mm
ISO 100
4 exposures


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f/4.5
12 mm
ISO 100
3 exposures

And, my favorite from the night and one HDR that I'm quite happy with....

Cobra


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f/11
10 mm
ISO 100
6 exposures


It's a ton of a fun and they make great HDR subjects. I will definately be going back and taking a bunch more shots in the future. :D
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Postby Sdrummer » Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:38 am

I love them. I think cars make great subjects for the more "funky/neonish" HDR look.

May I ask what program(s) you used to edit your shots, and if possible, the editing you did?

Best,
-Sean.
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Postby HNV » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:55 pm

HDR merge in Photomatix... It's stated in his signature 8)

Cheers,
HNV
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Postby thomasrichards » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:45 pm

ooooohhh... aaahhhhh... Shelbys :shock: ... love 'em

a friend of mine and his father made a kit Cobra many years ago with a Chevy engine... it's a hell of a ride... and great fun

... the photos look good too :lol:
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Postby Syncharmony » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:02 pm

Yup, HDR merge in photomatix, then depending on the image, I bring it into GIMP and use different exposures of the source RAW files as layer masks to repair elements in the photos like ghosting, or chromatic aberration.

I plan on writing up a more detailed workflow for how they are created someday for anyone that's interested.
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Postby HNV » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:28 am

why don't you merge the raw files directly? they contain more dynamic range than a jpeg file!

Cheers,
HNV
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Postby Syncharmony » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:20 pm

I do merge the RAW files directly in photomatix and then create the HDR and save it as 16 bit TIFF. Then bring it into GIMP with an unprocessed RAW for more fine tuning, save it as a TIFF again, then compress as a JPEG for online posting.


Here's a car I shot last night. Only one I've gotten to process thus far, there will be a few more from the night I'll post this weekend.

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Postby waltermelon_ken » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:24 am

wow i really like the first one...

was the shots hand held???
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Postby Syncharmony » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:45 pm

Nope, they were done with a tripod.

Here's another one from last week

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Postby Welly » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:15 pm

That is awesome! Did you do any more post processing on it other than HDR?
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Postby waltermelon_ken » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:51 am

Syncharmony wrote:I plan on writing up a more detailed workflow for how they are created someday for anyone that's interested.


hmmmppp can't wait...hehe
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Postby Welly » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:11 am

Syncharmony wrote:I plan on writing up a more detailed workflow for how they are created someday for anyone that's interested.


Yep! Seconded :)
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Postby patti » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:46 pm

HURRY!!!!



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Postby Syncharmony » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:44 pm

Haha, whoa, I didn't realise there was a demand for it. This week I'll get cracking on making a tutorial.

Here's my newest HDR car shot, and I love this one. One of my favorites so far.


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Postby Joey » Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:05 am

:shock: :shock: :shock: OMG omg
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