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    Default Maine lighthouse HDR

    The two loudest sounds known to man: a gun that goes bang when it is supposed to go click and a gun that goes click when it is supposed to go bang.

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    Nice pic, colors are awesome.

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    Very nice HDP photo. It reminds me of the sky colors in Alaska during the winter months.

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    Thanks for looking guys. This is my first real HDR conversion so I am pretty clueless. Also, I just got LR2 the other week and I am fumbling through it at the moment. I have made some changes and curious what you thought about it. I increased contrast a good bit using curves in LR2, I cropped out the foreground a bit and the distracting bush on the left, used the spot remover tool to remove three spots in the sky, and used the vignette feature on the corners.


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    The two loudest sounds known to man: a gun that goes bang when it is supposed to go click and a gun that goes click when it is supposed to go bang.

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    The higher contrast version is probably a little over the top in saturation and contrast, but I actually like it better. I'm looking at this on a poor quality laptop screen, so I might not be seeing it right, but the thing I don't like about the first version is the lack of dark shadows. Also I think the rocks up front look too light.

    To me, the point of HDR is to lighten the black areas and darken the blown out areas, while still making it look real. This picture seems like the dark areas are too light to be real. Other people would prioritize it different though, and the goal of the effect is subjective.

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    The second one looks pretty good. The first one is too flat contrast wise. I don't think the saturation is overdone.

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