Ugly Hedgehog® - Photography Forum
An example: HDR fusion + Tonemapping + Blending
Page: 1 2 next>>
Aug 28, 2016 01:25:01   #
mallen1330 Loc: Chicago western suburbs
 
As Some of you may know, I do real estate photography. Today was a dark cloudy day in Chicago. While waiting for a home inspector to finish, I took some shots from the balcony for our out-of-state buyer client so he could appreciate his new view. I used Photomatix to create two .tiff files. One using Fusion-Natural, another using Tonemapping-Painterly. Then, the two images were blended using PaintShop Pro with the Fusion layer on top set to about 45% transparency, with a couple details masked in to reveal the full effect of the tonemapped layer.
Here's the SOOC mid-exposure
Here's the SOOC mid-exposure...
(Download)
The Fusion "Natural" layer
The Fusion "Natural" layer...
(Download)
The tonemapped layer
The tonemapped layer...
(Download)
The final result: straightened, cropped.
The final result: straightened, cropped....
(Download)

| Reply
Aug 28, 2016 05:46:11   #
infocus Loc: Australia
 
mallen1330 wrote:
As Some of you may know, I do real estate photography. Today was a dark cloudy day in Chicago. While waiting for a home inspector to finish, I took some shots from the balcony for our out-of-state buyer client so he could appreciate his new view. I used Photomatix to create two .tiff files. One using Fusion-Natural, another using Tonemapping-Painterly. Then, the two images were blended using PaintShop Pro with the Fusion layer on top set to about 45% transparency, with a couple details masked in to reveal the full effect of the tonemapped layer.
As Some of you may know, I do real estate photogra... (show quote)


As I was reading your description of what you did I thought what a great idea. Then I saw the result - never seen green clouds before. However I do really like the Fusion Natural Layer and the Tone Mapped Layer. Don't like the clients view much though LoL.

| Reply
Aug 28, 2016 05:56:58   #
johneccles Loc: Leyland UK
 
I am not a fan of HDR especially when the result is like photos 3 and 4, having said that shot nr. 2 is an excellent improvement, especially if you crop it as in nr. 4.

| Reply
Aug 28, 2016 05:58:21   #
travisdeland Loc: deland, FL
 
Great idea. I'm thinking that you could do it all with Photomattix by doing the 2 images back together using the HDR function-maybe using the exposure level correction on the one image as a way to adjust for transparency. Its definitely something I'll try when time permits. Thanks for the idea.

| Reply
Aug 28, 2016 06:53:41   #
dpullum Loc: Tampa Florida
 
To me HDR is HDR, but needing education on the subject, your topic is appreciated. Captain Kimo reviews many here:
http://captainkimo.com/hdr-software-review-comparison/#10. I have HDR Projects 4 which I bought for $20 last year... yep sure .... he says "Photomatix has been the top HDR software for most people including myself." but fails to add that he is sponsored by Photomatix.... and it is expensive if you want to compete with the Projects 4 by the German Company Franzis. Buy or try... $99, but subscribe to their news letter and along the way the price will drop when you don't buy.

I used HDR a few times to try it and then faded away to using my Topaz.... stopped bracketing .... we revert to what we are use to don't we ! ! ! ?

| Reply
Aug 28, 2016 11:53:11   #
mallen1330 Loc: Chicago western suburbs
 
infocus wrote:
...- never seen green clouds before. ...
Not sure how the green appeared -- perhaps when doing color balance adjustments? Here's one without....


(Download)

| Reply
Aug 28, 2016 17:25:30   #
Rob Almeda Loc: Gaithersburg, Maryland
 
This one I like a lot. Good PP
mallen1330 wrote:
Not sure how the green appeared -- perhaps when doing color balance adjustments? Here's one without....

| Reply
Aug 28, 2016 19:32:24   #
Erdos2 Loc: Vancouver, WA
 
This last picture sure is a very nice scene and shows what HDR can do for a view, but I wonder about the reality expressed to the out-of-town buyer.

Jerry

| Reply
Aug 29, 2016 09:19:39   #
philo Loc: philo, ca
 
hope your buyer loves looking at parking lots.

| Reply
Aug 29, 2016 10:00:40   #
dpullum Loc: Tampa Florida
 
dpullum wrote:
Projects 4 by the German Company Franzis. Buy or try... $99, but subscribe to their news letter and along the way the price will drop when you don't buy.


Yep, and here is an ad I got today "HDR projects 4 + Preset Lost PlacesUltra HDR for photos that are even more impressive
$30.00 " Not $99, I think it is a very good program, take a look, many adjustments:
https://www.cleverbridge.com/105/uurl-rv2r607a1u?emsac=279275014&utm_source=20160829-franzis-1431320&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Franzis+US+Mailing+hdr+bundle+29.06.2016&emst=wjvBDql4dv_7088_1431320_162

| Reply
Aug 29, 2016 11:14:51   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
For a scene like this, I can get the same results with proper exposure and a little post processing. No need for HDR. It's a lot of work, too many opportunities to introduce artifacts that are unrealistic, etc. However, if it's someone's cup of tea that's for them to do.
--Bob

mallen1330 wrote:
Not sure how the green appeared -- perhaps when doing color balance adjustments? Here's one without....

| Reply
Aug 29, 2016 15:02:15   #
JimH123 Loc: Morgan Hill, CA
 
dpullum wrote:
Yep, and here is an ad I got today "HDR projects 4 + Preset Lost PlacesUltra HDR for photos that are even more impressive
$30.00 " Not $99, I think it is a very good program, take a look, many adjustments:
https://www.cleverbridge.com/105/uurl-rv2r607a1u?emsac=279275014&utm_source=20160829-franzis-1431320&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Franzis+US+Mailing+hdr+bundle+29.06.2016&emst=wjvBDql4dv_7088_1431320_162


I bought the HDR Projects 4 Pro when it was advertised at $35, and I am finding that I am consistently getting HDR images that I like better than what I get from Photomatix. It comes with a ton of presets, of which I find I only like about 10 or 11 of them. And from there, I go to the sliders. I am finding that it does a great job at preventing halos which I cannot stand, plus it seems to make images that don't shout out that they are an HDR.

| Reply
Aug 29, 2016 17:46:11   #
CathyAnn Loc: Live full-time in an RV, traveling
 
mallen1330 wrote:
Not sure how the green appeared -- perhaps when doing color balance adjustments? Here's one without....


That is beautiful!

| Reply
Aug 29, 2016 19:37:25   #
jack schade Loc: La Pine Oregon
 
Much better without the green clouds.

Jack

| Reply
Sep 14, 2016 20:17:31   #
joe west Loc: Taylor, Michigan
 
mallen1330 wrote:
As Some of you may know, I do real estate photography. Today was a dark cloudy day in Chicago. While waiting for a home inspector to finish, I took some shots from the balcony for our out-of-state buyer client so he could appreciate his new view. I used Photomatix to create two .tiff files. One using Fusion-Natural, another using Tonemapping-Painterly. Then, the two images were blended using PaintShop Pro with the Fusion layer on top set to about 45% transparency, with a couple details masked in to reveal the full effect of the tonemapped layer.
As Some of you may know, I do real estate photogra... (show quote)


there all nice but #4 is the one i like

| Reply
Page: 1 2 next>>
If you want to reply, then register here. Registration is free and your account is created instantly, so you can post right away.
UglyHedgehog.com - Forum
Copyright 2011-2020 Ugly Hedgehog, Inc.