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Abandoned house in Kirkenes, Norway.
July 2010

HDR[5]


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This photograph is taking part in the 'Loneliness' contest organized by the :iconinspirational-images: group.

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Nikon D300
Nikkor AF-S VR 18-200/3.5-5.6G @ 32mm

Copyright © Jari Mäntylä 2010. All rights reserved.
STEALING ART IS NOT ONLY IMMORAL, IT'S ILLEGAL.
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xisakx Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Can I use this picture in youtube music video? Credits will be given.
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Photographer
Yes you can. =)
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xisakx Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Awesome! Thanks!
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JoostvanD Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great atmosphere in this picture!
Thanks for the fav btw.
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks..
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:iconazagh:
Azagh Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011   Photographer
wonderful light and composition!
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks!!
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gypsyfoxdancer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
The title is excellent! It brings up the sadness where this poor house is no longer having laughter and play around. Excellent photo!
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you so much!
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gypsyfoxdancer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
I love this piece! Comfortably creepy! Happy Halloween. :)
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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Ameer-Saadallah Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG ,, beauriful pic ,, like it :) :+fav:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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flower-of-destiny Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconinspirational-images:

This photograph has been accepted for the
'Loneliness' contest run by #inspirational-images
It is now being voted on! Good luck, and don't
forget to tell your friends to vote!

*flower-of-destiny - founder
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you so much!
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Pildik Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Another wonderful dark image. Please tell me, how did you achieve such nice dark appearance? Did you use just curves for darkening or some better method? I am very facinated by this image because I think the place you shot was not so wonderful, but now it looks very wonderful. And what about the orange tone of the grass? Didi you use a filter in PS? Please tell me more about this image.
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wchild Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Photographer
The darkness is done in the tonemapping phase of the HDR workflow = certain suitable settings in Photomatix pro.
The orange is just color filter applied in PS.
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Pildik Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much. So this photo is from more expositions, or you just tone-mapped one picture there? I am really very excited by this picture...
I suppose you use fusion in photomatix, right?
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Photographer
It is made of 5 individual exposures; -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 EV.

Fusion?..
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:iconpildik:
Pildik Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. Yeah, fusion - one of the three different method which use Photomatix. Enhancer do quite unreal, too saturated and textured photos (for example this one [link] ), fusion do nice, real photos with great sharpness (for example this [link] ) and compresor is something like the fusion but produce more intensive colors.

I used before just the enhancer, but many people told me the pictures are not too good. Now I use the fusion method and I think it is much better, because the images look still real and there is much better contrast and sharpness then without this method.

But of course when you use just the enhancer and don't add any saturation and don't set it to much strength, it can be good too.
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wchild Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Photographer
OK. Now I understand.

I always use details enhancer. You can make the settings so that the final image is not too 'unrealistic'. AND ANOTHER THING I OFTEN DO: You blend one of the 'non-HDR images' with your tonemapped detail enhanced images in PS. Basically I just make a tonemapped HDR from 5 exposures and get a HDR image, let's call it image1. Then I select one exposure from those 5, typically the -1 EV or 0 version and open that in PS too. Let's call it image2. Then in PS I use layer masks to combine the image1 and image2 to create a realistic looking HDR image. One good tutorial for you is here, please read it if you haven't already: [link]

Have a nice weekend.

JM
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Pildik Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, I will read the article. I use the blending like you too. For example, yesterday I took a dark image you could like it when you like dark images, look: [link] I used one -2EV image and I one tonemapped HDR. Only the three shining graves are from the HDR image. It look much better than just the -2EV image with dull gravestones.

But I forgot to tell the most important difference between the methods. It is not so important for you because you have a DLSR which produce much less noise. But the fusion and compress methods also denoise images. So for me is much convenient to take for example 5 photos with +/- 1EV than just 3 photos +/- 2EV. I use also a great denoiser, but this metod is much easier and better for denoising. I also sometimes do hdr from, for example, 5 pictures with 0EV, 5 pictures with +2EV and another 5 pictures with -2EV. Denoising from 5 images with the same exposition is really great. But as I said I have to do things like that because of my poor camera. For you it would be unnecessarily complicated. :D
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wchild Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Photographer
I looked at your link. Nice work.

No matter what the equipment, it's always good to know the principles of reducing noise.
I also sometimes like to take many shots with same EV and then put them in layers in PS and use median filter blending to get rid of the noise. It is a very good method.

It's not about having good equipment. It's about knowing what to do. In that sense you have the RIGHT approach to photography my friend!

Nice to know you are using the 'good' methods. :thumbsup:

JM
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MoonlightMysteria Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here :rose:
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Nutellainside Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
This is insanely good.
Amazing. (Y)
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Nadia-design Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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Murachacha Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is just awesome :D
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ryanisleet Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Very cool, creepy feeling.
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FireChic86 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Student Writer
This is lovely. The shot is superb! And your scenery is so touching. :)
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Beautiful scenery! Great HDR work!
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triXie777 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Wow... it's a scary shot! But the feelings are all captured. I feel sad for the house!
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Kae-Infinity Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010   General Artist
Simply Beautiful !!!
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happygilmo07 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Gourgeous!
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fotoworx1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Beautiful tone and composition!!!!
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IntelligentZombie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! I personally love how the house blends into the overall tones of the image. It gives it a very smooth feeling, and I feel that if it stood out too much it might diminish the moody effect. The house looks like it's lurking, as if it has a personality.
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PhoenixHawke Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a great shot... the only thing I personally would do to tweak it would be to step up the contrast a little bit. At least on my monitor the house in the background fades into the trees around the meadow, which makes it a little hard to see. But that said - love it
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you. The house could stand out a bit better I agree.
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SuperSnappz Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the moodyness of this shot, nice lighting and composure.
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MartinGollery Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Great dark and moody shot!
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student Photographer
:peace:
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neverhurtno1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
beautiful use of HDR
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:icontoastles:
toastles Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... this is beautiful. haunting. fantastic job.
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mikami-pegasus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
very nice I like it goood work.^_^
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mariesturges Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
It's kinda scary. :O I like it!!
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:iconsupersnappz:
SuperSnappz Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful scene with nice warm tones.
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AiraCrus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
that's... so nostalgic :( i used to play in a really similar place when i was a child :(
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student Photographer
=)
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:iconairacrus:
AiraCrus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
beautiful shot, btw! ;)
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LissyH Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
wonderful photography fantastic
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student Photographer
Danke.
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