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2 Responses to “A comparison in 3 parts”

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    Karen:

    I really love the one on top, the composite.

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    Kaadian:

    Thanks Karen.
    I like the top one too. I try hard to keep the HDR effect from going overboard but it looks good, in the right places.

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As Mrs. Kaadian and I were walking through Gamla Stan in the drizzle, she spotted this cool opening with a small courtyard and a door in the distance. Very neat looking.

I too took a picture. The first one I have here is the HDR version that was created by merging 3 pictures together. One picture at metered exposure, 1 picture +1 exposure and another -1 exposure. Then Photoshop does some magic pulling the shadows and highlights together. The picture above is the result. You can see lots of texture that you would not normally see. And that’s what makes the image appear fake to our eyes. For comparison I have also created a colour and a black and white version of the image.

The picture was taken with the 35mm f2 lens that let me capture the wide field of view required for the entry.

The black and white image was converted with the Nik Silver Efex Pro tools and used the Fuji 100 as the film simulation mode. I don’t mess about with the sliders in that tool. I really like the job they have done and pretty much stick to the 100 ISO film simulations they have. You can see a lot of texture in this image but not a patch on what you can see in the HDR version.

Here is the colour version. The dynamic range on the D700 holds up well. You can see the detail on the white building in the back. In the out of camera file that white is rather washed out. However a little work in the Adobe RAW converter lets you pull that back. This can be done without ruining the look of the entrance-way.

Which do *you* like best ? Leave a comment <tap comment in top right> and let me know.

Category: D700photography

Image URL: http://www.mclaughlan.org/kaadian/photography/d700-photography/a-comparison-in-3-parts/

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As Mrs. Kaadian and I were walking through Gamla Stan in the drizzle, she spotted this cool opening with a small courtyard and a door in the distance. Very neat looking.

I too took a picture. The first one I have here is the HDR version that was created by merging 3 pictures together. One picture at metered exposure, 1 picture +1 exposure and another -1 exposure. Then Photoshop does some magic pulling the shadows and highlights together. The picture above is the result. You can see lots of texture that you would not normally see. And that’s what makes the image appear fake to our eyes. For comparison I have also created a colour and a black and white version of the image.

The picture was taken with the 35mm f2 lens that let me capture the wide field of view required for the entry.

The black and white image was converted with the Nik Silver Efex Pro tools and used the Fuji 100 as the film simulation mode. I don’t mess about with the sliders in that tool. I really like the job they have done and pretty much stick to the 100 ISO film simulations they have. You can see a lot of texture in this image but not a patch on what you can see in the HDR version.

Here is the colour version. The dynamic range on the D700 holds up well. You can see the detail on the white building in the back. In the out of camera file that white is rather washed out. However a little work in the Adobe RAW converter lets you pull that back. This can be done without ruining the look of the entrance-way.

Which do *you* like best ? Leave a comment <tap comment in top right> and let me know.

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Image URL: http://www.mclaughlan.org/kaadian/photography/d700-photography/a-comparison-in-3-parts/