HDR @ NHM

HDR @ NHM

Postby Pen Pusher on Wed 19 Jul 2017, 9:00 pm

Yes it’s Marmite time. HDR, you either love it or loath it. If you loath it, click off now. You was warned.

Having closed in January 2017 for the removal of ‘Dippy’ the Diplodocus and the installation of ‘Hope’, a 25 meter long 126 year old Blue Whale skeleton, the Hintze Hall of the Natural History Museum reopened to the public on the 14th July 2017. On my last visit to the NHM, I found that if I exposed for the shadows I blew out the highlights and if I exposed for the highlights then the shadows were very, very dark. To get around this little problem I thought I’d try a bit of HDR with five images at different exposures, Photo Merged>HDR in Lightroom, to enhance the detail in shadows and control the highlights rather than going for the psychedelic, freaky, vomit inducing colours usually associated with HDR. Tripods are not allowed so all hand held and I think a return visit later in the year when the nights are drawing in and the lights are on.

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Techie bit:- Sony A6300 + Sony E10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens. Manual settings. 5 bracket images @ +/-1.0ev, AF-S. 2 second timer. Silent shutter.

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Re: HDR @ NHM

Postby speedbird2639 on Wed 19 Jul 2017, 10:42 pm

Great set, Brian.

That level of HDR is fine - it enables you to take a set of pictures that would've otherwise been quite compromised by the lighting available. As for people who do the 'clown puke' HDR they should have their cameras (or at least their computers) taken off them until they agree to behave.
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Re: HDR @ NHM

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 12:49 pm

Am I the only one who sniggered at the 7th picture..... :whistle:
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Re: HDR @ NHM

Postby Vodka on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 10:28 am

superb use of hdr. . sometimes forget what on our doorstep
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Re: HDR @ NHM

Postby vulcan558 on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 5:17 pm

Proper use of Bracketing. Lovely pictures.
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Re: HDR @ NHM

Postby RRconway on Tue 01 Aug 2017, 7:09 pm

I do like these Brian, however, and this is probably peculiar to my eyesight, because there is so much detail all around sometimes the whale almost disappears into the background?

This is in no way a criticism of your technique Brian, which is superb, more an observation on my sight probably, does anyone else have the same effect?

I saw the program recently about this project which was a really good watch, and although I was one of those who initially thought it was bad idea to get rid of Dippy, I am now convinced it was a good idea, to be fair though I thought it was going to be replaced with the fibreglass example in the whale hall, which would have been far less impressive.

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Re: HDR @ NHM

Postby blackcat on Tue 08 Aug 2017, 8:36 am

A Classic Example of how to use HDR properly,Right Subject and amount. :clap:
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Re: HDR @ NHM

Postby King Cobra on Thu 17 Aug 2017, 12:42 pm

Proper use of HDR. Well done that man.
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