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Close Your Eyes II by mamlazoid Close Your Eyes II by mamlazoid
My first "successful" HDR, from 3 shots. Though it really doesn't look like HDR, it is, and i like it because of it, because i HATE that painting-look alike effect on most of HDR shots...

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Sharpened a bit more...
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hrvojemihajlic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
super su ti fotke al... kak sharpash?
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mamlazoid Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
hvala ti..
Resizam kako hocu da bude, smart sharpen 80-90%, 0,2 radius i onaj lens blur ukljucen...
Previse, premalo sharpano ili je ok? :D
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hrvojemihajlic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
ma neznam čini mi se ko premalo :/ probaj unsharp mask malo jači na full sizeu pa onda običan sharpen na pola otprilike...resize običan (bilinearan)
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mamlazoid Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
a radio sam to, ali mi se cini da mi sj kvalitetu onda...neznam....
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hrvojemihajlic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
da na fulsajzu, al kad smanjuješ ovo sj... kvalitetu :(
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kulten Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009   Photographer
May I give you advice?
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mamlazoid Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
sure thing...
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kulten Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009   Photographer
If you have done this photograph from 3 exposures you should avoid black in shadows and highlight on the sky. Another thing is bright borders surrounded rocks. Horrizon is going to the left. For me is tooi blue but I think you like that. Composition is very good. I think you have great places on your coastline.
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mamlazoid Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
well thanks, i never planned to take this one for HDR, but as i was browsing my photos i found 3 of them at completely same spot, none of them was "the dark one" for sky highlight darkening. So when i decided to make a HDR out of this, i never wanted it to look like real one, but it just gave me more possibilities to work on this piece without quality loss.
That white edge around the rock is CS4's fault, as i've let him do all the work, and of course that Clarity option in PS RAW did a part in it...
As for the blue tone, it seems ok on my monitor, but i have a different monitor for last few days and it's colors are weaker than on the previous one (SyncMaster 940N i have now, used to be belinea of some kind before, so i guess samsung at this price range isn't much of a choice), so maybe i saturated it a bit too much too look better on this display, and may look oversaturated on yours (i can't be sure of that), and colors are what they were, i'm not so into changing photo tonality, i'm more of a "as it was" guy.....

Thanks for your comment, i really appreciate it, and feel free to give me new advices, i'd really like that...

And if i may ask, what kind of sharpening do you use on your photos? They look all so sharp, specially the updated ones...
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kulten Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009   Photographer
Well, I don't recommend hdr tool in CS4, doesn't work properly like whole rest programs for hdr. To achieve the best results with hdr the best option is take just two RAW files and connetc them in CS4 but just by your hand working with layers and eraser tool and very often overlay method. Many pf my work are hdr even they don't look like common hdr. I hate photomatix product and similar, the effects from them looks sa bad in my opinion.

About monitor everyone should be calibrated :D . Yours as well if you want to be sure that displays proper colours.

About sharpening I'll tell you how to do it. To ahcieve perfect sharp photographs just follow steps below:

for example final resolution is 800px on the widest side. Go to 1.6x 800px so will be 1280px and just give 2x sharpen (in Photoshop). Change to your final resolution 800px with much nicer result
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mamlazoid Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
hmm...i'll try it... You mean ordinary sharpen tool? Not that smart sharpen or unsharp mask?
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kulten Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009   Photographer
Just Filter->Sharpen->Sharpen :D .
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kikimarull Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Nice~~ :3
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mamlazoid Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you, appreciated
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kikimarull Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
yor welcome^^
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