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by Helen Hooker March. 28, 2011 4785 views

I noticed this derelict digger alongside a country lane near here ages ago so I sneaked into the field today to take its photo. The sky was very bright this afternoon so I took three frames at different exposures and have merged them together to retain the wonderful rusty detail in the metalwork as well as some tone in the sky. I??m quite pleased with the result which I think doesn??t look obviously HDR. I??ll be interested to hear if you agree as I??m very much an HDR novice and am always grateful for feedback. As I left the field I noticed a chain hanging on the gate and couldn??t resist capturing that too, although I felt it worked better in monochrome than colour.

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Gwena 9 years, 11 months ago

great

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 9 years, 11 months ago

I'm with Pete - the chain is a great shot! I've only done a little HDR, but I like what you've done in the first - gained detail and retained some sky color without overwhelming the other colors. I think that's the best use of HDR - not being obvious when it's been used.

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Pete 9 years, 11 months ago

love the chain

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
David Swatton 9 years, 11 months ago

Nice result - I tend to prefere the more naturalistic look of HDR processing or the VERY stylised... too many pictures seem to end up somewhere between and are neither one thing nore the other. Too many also seem to be very flat and this isn't.

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sherij 9 years, 11 months ago

I know nothing about HDR, but think it looks wonderful! Well done!

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Thomas Thompson 9 years, 11 months ago

What a great find nice capture

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Ricardo 9 years, 11 months ago

indeed the 1# doesn't look too much as a HDR, because it has a soft tone, but I [b]LOVED[/b] the result as well, better stay like it is now ;)

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Liz M 9 years, 11 months ago

i love the digger!

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 9 years, 11 months ago

Great shots full of character.

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Miclaud 9 years, 11 months ago

Nice work on #1!
I like #2 also...

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Adeleharrow 9 years, 11 months ago

Nice

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Piotrek 9 years, 11 months ago

Great shots and beautiful mood :)

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Karman 9 years, 11 months ago

Wonderfully done, not over done. Look great.

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 9 years, 11 months ago

I saw that first picture is hdr (the green color is so different from an ordinary green), but it is not exaggerated.
You did a lovely job!! ;^)

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Josy 9 years, 11 months ago

Being a big nullity in HDR, I may allow myself only a single thing. Bravo because I find that too often people are in the extreme with this treatment.Here, your work is good to me

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Lynda 9 years, 11 months ago

Both look very good to me.

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
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