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A church in Loxton, South Australia with LR6 merge to HDR

Postby Onslow » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:48 am

This morning I upgraded my LR 5 to the newest version, 6. It has a few interesting features. One of which is now an in Lightroom merge to HDR feature to built a DNG file from the selected files. I have dabbled with HDR via photomatix but never managed to get past grungy looking stuff that doesn't appeal to me. The tone mapping also had me. I'ver tried luminosity maks as well in PS and in the end have settled for not doing much hdr.
So, this image is built using three images
All f7.1, iso 100 and shutter speeds of 1/800th, 1/200th and 1/50th of a second. Many tries have been attempted on this particular 3 image set. I could get all but the sky playing nice. The image below is built using the merge to hdr option in LR6. Very little tweaking has occurred.

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Here is a version I struggled with in PS hdr..... I tried various parameters.. Offered as a comparison. This was the best of hrs of playing with the file. The one above? approximately 30 seconds.
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To say I am impressed is an understatement. It is well worthwhile the changes that I have seen.

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Re: A church in Loxton, South Australia with LR6 merge to HDR

Postby WesternGuy » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:38 am

Onslow, very nice shot. I just downloaded LR 6 this evening and will probably install it tomorrow. Interesting that one of new features works very well. Thanks for sharing this one.

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Re: A church in Loxton, South Australia with LR6 merge to HDR

Postby pah43 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:06 am

Gee John thats great - im most impressed - not done much hdr but this is a game changer - Ive only just in that last hour or so got into version 6 but what ive seen is very very good :D

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Re: A church in Loxton, South Australia with LR6 merge to HDR

Postby Wind » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:20 am

That is a stunner John I shell see if this breaks the old girl :fart:

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Re: A church in Loxton, South Australia with LR6 merge to HDR

Postby TomCofer » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:21 pm

Very nice John. :)
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