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Old 06-12-2015   #1
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Walked around a local park looking for images last night. Found this one.

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Very nice, I like the composition and the detail in the tree
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Here's a second edit. The first was a 9-frame HDR merged with Photomatix. This one is a single frame edited in LR (exposure boosted 2 stops, highlights brought down, shadows up, clarity up) and tonemapped with NIK HDR Efex. With 12+ stops of dynamic range in the D810, I'm beginning to question the need to bracket except in extreme dynamic range conditions.

I wasn't trying to dupicate the above HDR .,.. just a second swing at editing the same image. I wasn't able to pull out any blue sky though ... I tried.
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Number 1 works for me. Love how the dead tree left a window for the shot.

Could be an Ash tree.
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I think your first treatment was the best of the two.
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Karl, like others before me in this thread, I prefer your first version.

You say that you question the need for tonemapping. As has been discussed many times on this Board, it depends on the shot. With evenly lit subjects a single RAW is often all that is needed - but even then a tonemapped single often has mor appeal than a single manipulated in Photoshop or Lightroom.

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You say that you question the need for tonemapping.
Nope - questioning the need for multiple exposures.
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Hi
I like the 1st one


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