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Manipulated Images including HDR's

Post by leachy » Wed May 23, 2012 10:26 am

here is one of mine

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here is another hdr taken from the causeway at shingwedzi

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Re: Manipulated Images including HDR's

Post by Flutterby » Wed May 23, 2012 10:26 am

Mon Sep 26, 2011

Nice HDR pics Leachy....I want to have a go at some in Kruger this time.

This is one I took in Richards Bay.

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Re: Manipulated Images including HDR's

Post by Sprocky » Wed May 23, 2012 10:27 am

Mon Sep 26, 2011

This is one of my favourites...

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Re: Manipulated Images including HDR's

Post by leachy » Wed May 23, 2012 10:27 am

here is another hdr very similar to the one taken at shingwedzi.

this is the levhuvhu river....

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Re: Manipulated Images including HDR's

Post by Sprocky » Wed May 23, 2012 10:28 am

Wed Sep 28, 2011

Let me try and explain what I did with the Vulture pic.

I used three separate images.

Image 1 was the Vulture on the tree, taken on a very overcast day. The background was a washed out white.

Image 2 was the moon, obviously taken at night and totally black around the moon.

Image 3 was taken at an air show. I only used the blue sky section for this pic.

I then played with the Vulture image and cut away all the background, quite easy as it was all white. I had to clean up the edges of the tree a bit, and if you look closely you will see it wasn't done all that well. :oops:

Next was to do the same with the moon, all the black around the moon was removed.

I then pasted the moon on the blue sky and then pasted the Vulture over the first two layers. Then it was just a case of moving everything until it looked ok. The last step was to flatten and save.

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Re: Manipulated Images including HDR's

Post by Lisbeth » Wed May 23, 2012 10:28 am

Thu Sep 29, 2011

I can understand that those of you, who have photography as a hobby like to play around with all kind of methods to make interesting, artistic etc. photos, but it should not be allowed to make them pass as nature photos as they do on National Geographic, according to Leachy. The readers who have never been "out there" will believe that, that's what it looks like :-?

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Re: Manipulated Images including HDR's

Post by leachy » Wed May 23, 2012 10:29 am

lisbeth.... you are correct.

images that have been manipulated may not be classified as "nature" photography

but as pictorial photography..

i am quite certain that sprocky (or any other reputable photographer) will never enter that image in any "nature" category of any competition or publication.

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Re: Manipulated Images including HDR's

Post by Sprocky » Wed May 23, 2012 10:29 am

For a photo to be classed as a nature/wildlife shot it is not allowed to be manipulated. All that cone be done is setting the density, saturation, contrast and sharpening. All of this would have been possible in a dark room with wet film as well. \O Once it is manipulated it becomes a special effect shot.

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Re: Manipulated Images including HDR's

Post by Sprocky » Wed May 23, 2012 10:30 am

Sun Jan 22, 2012

Here we go Dewi, lets see some of your "art work"! \O

Here is my first one...

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Re: Manipulated Images including HDR's

Post by Dewi » Wed May 23, 2012 10:31 am

Works well with the kingfisher Sprocky, the colours really stand out. \O

Black-browed Albatross.
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