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Old 06-10-2013   #521
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Excellent captures TOny
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Looks pretty good Tony. Maybe a bit overcooked, but not bad. I've heard others brag about that software, but never tried it.
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Those are very nice shots Tony, very well composed, sharp and vivid. I am not an HDR aficionado so wouldn't be able to comment on the Machinery HDR aspect. However I am inclined to agree with Tom's assessment that they may be just a tad overdone.
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Excellent captures TOny

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Looks pretty good Tony. Maybe a bit overcooked, but not bad. I've heard others brag about that software, but never tried it.

Thank you Tom, I agree completely, I need to do a lot more work with it

I have seen some excellent work done with this program, that's the reason I thought I would try it.

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Those are very nice shots Tony, very well composed, sharp and vivid. I am not an HDR aficionado so wouldn't be able to comment on the Machinery HDR aspect. However I am inclined to agree with Tom's assessment that they may be just a tad overdone.
Thank you Wolf, agreed, this was my first real attempt, so I'm not too despondent, I'll keep trying
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I think you have done well Tony , maybe the 1st is not quite there but not bad mate
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Wow, another great set of photos for Day 68, Tony.
It appeared to me that the processing style had changed until I read your opening lines and realized you changed HDR apps. It has been a very long time since I played with Machinery HDR but this latest version appears to have some nice attributes. I love that 2nd image and find it almost hypnotic - a combination of excellent composition, color, sharpness, and contrast.
On some of the images it seems to leave have a bit of difficulty extracting detail from the dark shadows, leaving those images looking like they have a bit to high contrast.
One of these days I will have to take Machinery out for another spin to see how the latest version does.
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I think you have done well Tony , maybe the 1st is not quite there but not bad mate
Thank you Martin, it's an on going experiment, I'll try it without using presets and adjusting them next time

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Wow, another great set of photos for Day 68, Tony.
It appeared to me that the processing style had changed until I read your opening lines and realized you changed HDR apps. It has been a very long time since I played with Machinery HDR but this latest version appears to have some nice attributes. I love that 2nd image and find it almost hypnotic - a combination of excellent composition, color, sharpness, and contrast.
On some of the images it seems to leave have a bit of difficulty extracting detail from the dark shadows, leaving those images looking like they have a bit to high contrast.
One of these days I will have to take Machinery out for another spin to see how the latest version does.
Cheers, Murray
Many thanks Murray for your comprehensive comments. I used presets on these, and had problems saving at full size, which altogether limited many of my options, first try though, so I'll keep experimenting until I'm happy
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11-3-2013

Day 69

I didn't go far as I wanted the time to play about with Machinery HDR again.

They appear to about to remove the old telephone box at the end of the cul de sac.



Letter Box.



Security is tight around here



Viburnum (There still appears to be some ghosting on the right hand side)



Daisies and Buttercups.



A Charity shop find.



I used Machinery HDR on all of these. 3 exposures merged. I didn't use presets, and managed to Save as at full size, It gave me much more freedom to play around with. Still some way to go though
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Nice set Tony.
Are you using that Machinery software within Photoshop or outside of it?
When I use Topaz as an HDR effect, I do it on a separate layer. Any ghosting I have left I clean up with a layer mask.
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I like what you are getting out of the new software. It's pulling out some great detail.
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You seem to be getting to grips with the software here Tony, great images all well processed


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