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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Petrognano Olives
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:07:04 -0500
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Hi, Bob-

I took over 40 photos of this scene, some bracketed and some not.  I like
the drama of the HDR that is not available with a single exposure but I
don't want to over do it.  Maybe the second one is better:

I used Photomatix to merge the exposures.  I have Nik HDR but haven't tried
it.  The Photomatix software is very intuitive and gives you lots of



On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 2:59 PM, rgacpa at <rgacpa at> 

> Hi Tina,
> Well there is no doubt it's HDR! But does that make it "bad"? Not in my
> opinion; HDR is just another tool that's available to us in the digital 
> age.
> Is it over-done? Now that's a very subjective question. IMO, it could use
> a little desaturation in the greens and a bit less drama (contrast
> reduction) in the skies.
> One question I have is why or if you needed it. It looks like a cloudy day
> and your M has about 12 stops available. Was there not one of the exposures
> that had recoverable whites and blacks? If so, did you check it out and
> preferred the HDR?
> I think the HDR certainly gives a mood that is hard to reproduce from a
> single exposure, so it really is a matter of taste. IMO, this image would
> be spectacular on canvas.
> Did you use NIK HDR? Some other program? Just curious...
> Decisions, decisions...
> :-)
> Bob
> Sent from my iPad
> > On Feb 10, 2014, at 7:50 AM, Tina Manley <images at> wrote:
> >
> > PESO:
> >
> > An HDR of three exposures:
> >
> >
> >
> > Too much?
> >
> > C&C greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Tina
> >
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