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Hi,

I found these HDR pictures of New York, mainly taken from the Empire State Building. I'm not sure what HDR stands for or how it works, but it surely looks impressive. The link, I'll also try to post some of the images:

117520617_26268ba539_b.jpg View uptown

117878432_ec015c4bbf_b.jpg View downtown

117518796_2e87f2a86d_b.jpg

119769460_ec43be6f0c_b.jpg View westward, if I'm not mistaken

117916814_0cd847111e_b.jpg Flatiron Building

117896601_cdb44872a1_b.jpg Columbus Circle

Check it out, there are many more. Maybe someone could take HDR pictures of Houston, these should turn out great!

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stands for high dynamic range

gives a better range of tones (as in what can be seen, not produced on screen or paper) and makes images more "sensitive."

photoshop CS2 has a nifty editing tool that lets you combine series of a picture and combine the contrasts/tonal qualities

problem with alot of digital cameras is that high resolution means lower dynamic range

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stands for high dynamic range

gives a better range of tones (as in what can be seen, not produced on screen or paper) and makes images more "sensitive."

photoshop CS2 has a nifty editing tool that lets you combine series of a picture and combine the contrasts/tonal qualities

problem with alot of digital cameras is that high resolution means lower dynamic range

sevfiv, thanks for the explanation. So I could theoretically do this with a normal digitial camera and photoshop? What would I need to do? Or would this be too complicated for the amateur photographer (I personally can't even create panoramas :unsure: ) Just curious.

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after searching a little, i found these for CS2 explaining the merge function:

(but it is a new function for CS2, and i have CS <_< )

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/hdr.shtml

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials...namic-range.htm

http://www.astropix.com/HTML/J_DIGIT/PS_HDR.HTM

seems simple enough, though, aslong as you have multiple shots

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after searching a little, i found these for CS2 explaining the merge function:

(but it is a new function for CS2, and i have CS <_< )

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/hdr.shtml

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials...namic-range.htm

http://www.astropix.com/HTML/J_DIGIT/PS_HDR.HTM

seems simple enough, though, aslong as you have multiple shots

Thanks, sevfiv, for these links. It looks complicated and over my head, but at least it's not magic :D

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stands for high dynamic range

gives a better range of tones (as in what can be seen, not produced on screen or paper) and makes images more "sensitive."

photoshop CS2 has a nifty editing tool that lets you combine series of a picture and combine the contrasts/tonal qualities

problem with alot of digital cameras is that high resolution means lower dynamic range

I've been playing with this feature recently, even with some pictures I took from the Empire State Building earlier this week. My pictures don't look anywhere near that good yet. With practice, maybe. Fortunately, my camera has a built-in function to help with this. I just need better weather conditions.

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Those NY HDR photos, and your photos of Houston Jax are very good; not overdone.

I've seen some posts of HDR photos on other forums where it seems that it is overdone. Sort of makes the photos seem cartoonish and unreal. I like reality.

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