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Corso Francia HDR

September 20th, 2010

Corso Francia da Ponte Milvio Rome, Italy.

Nikon D300, AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED, Oloneo PhotoEngine.

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Comments from the Community

about 7 years, 10 months ago
Excellent composition of this scene including the moment of the scene in terms of colors and light.

Unfortunately I am going to say it like it is... Please don't feel offended. It may sound like harsh criticism but in my opinion this is an example of an image that gave a bad name for an HDR. First of all... exposure is way to harsh with uneven lighting, second the colors are way over-saturated making this image very unappealing, harsh and useless as a wallpaper. Also this image looks very flat with extreme tone mapping resulting in pronounced halos and other flaws. I tried to look at this image for more than 30 seconds but my eyes were just bleeding. Sorry but I said exactly how I felt about this. Maybe next time you could try to be more subtle with your tone mapping. I personally don't use tone mapping anymore it's risky business. Cheers.
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: Juggernaut_510
about 7 years, 10 months ago
Nice picture but a bit too saturated in my opinion. Other than that nice snapshot.

Less coloration on the trees - it makes them look very fake and takes away from the scenery.
about 7 years, 10 months ago
Nothing. Except for the composition. It would be good without all the HDR effects. Perhaps if the HDR effect what much more subtle it would better.

I completely agree with Igor, this is just rubbish and I don't mean for that to sound offensive. It is way too over saturated and tone mapped, loses sharpness and creates a terrible halo around the tree and such. I have no idea why this was voted up here.
Posted By: Lostnumber
about 7 years, 10 months ago
It's a great setting, the sky looks great, but unfortunately...

As Igor and Kman have said it's saturated to death, you can see the nice natural greens of the plants on the river but they're completely messed up and over processed. A shame as this could be a great background but it looks very, very wrong.
Posted By: Lamar Francois
about 7 years, 10 months ago
Nailed the colours in the sky pretty well as well as the overall composition

I also agree with Ivor - you've been far too aggressive with the tonemapping which makes everything look very flat with lots of weird inverted contrasts , especially with the foliage.

Shame really becuase if you'd been a bit more conservative with this then you'd have had a very good shot
Posted By: Mr Krakeli
about 7 years, 10 months ago
Excellent composition, as mentioned by juggernaut it's maybe to saturated.

I am in no way an photograph expert, but the trees looks a bit fake.
Posted By: Tesctassa
about 7 years, 10 months ago
The composition is good and the timing is right but

colors are way too saturated and there's too much detail on the tree, together with some wierd illumination (probably due to HDR effect).
And, last but not least, bridge almost disappear in the scene.
Posted By: pixelfly
about 7 years, 10 months ago
Nice scenery with the reflections of the bridge on the water surface.

I think the HDR-effect is a bit too strange, colors are looking over saturated and the image looks not as naturally as I would prefer it.
Posted By: choyjay
about 7 years, 10 months ago
Beginning with what's done right, I'd like to say that the color and overall composition of the shot are done well.

Unfortunately, this photo is a prime example of "over-HDR'ing" a photo. The trees, water, and bridge are brightened to the point where it almost looks overexposed, and there's been too much sharpening done to the trees (it draws your attention away from the bridge, and negatively affects the overall image quality).

You also seem to have the dreaded "halo" effect, common to people new to HDR photography. I'm referring to the light "glow" eminating from the trees and bleeding over to the sky. This has to do with the method you used for creating the HDR more than anything (try to use dedicates software for it).

To summarize, the bridge is almost lost amongst the overbrightened and oversharpened trees and water. This is all a result of post-processing, however, so if you've still got the original image I'm sure you can improve this tenfold.
Posted By: K
about 7 years, 10 months ago
The composition and the scenery are nice. That's about the only nice thing I could say about that picture.

Avoid HDR as hell. It is indeed acronym to Hardly Deserved Recording, useful only in 0.0001% of cases and yet very difficult to handle. All comments before have correctly spotted why the result is so poor, spoiling a perhaps beautiful original shot.

I wonder why so many HDR pictures show up here, I have seen only two or three very good or outstanding ones.
Posted By: andrea1984
about 7 years, 10 months ago
My intention was not to show the photo as it is, but to make almost hand-drawn, like a painting.

Sorry for the image and for my bad english.

The next time I'll be more careful not to emphasize too much the scene, with oversaturated colors.

Here is the same picture in HDR, not tonemapped:

http://img697.imageshack.us/f/dsc9835hdr2.jpg/
about 7 years, 10 months ago
WOW! Now the one on imageshack I really really love! That image is very subtle and perfect. I wish it was here instead of this one here. I guess I see what you mean.

The thing is at this point most people are very sick of over processed images initially they looked maybe cool or unique but now they became old and like an eye sore. I suggest everyone to avoid such radical processing. Take care. Cheers.
Posted By: Neocane
about 7 years, 10 months ago
The scene is beautiful, but I have to wonder how it made it to the front page? As many have already stated, it's overdone HDR, and that's a shame as a regular image very well may have been great.

Less to no HDR next time would be much better. I do salute the effort though, and wish you better shots next time.
Posted By: Oggranak
about 7 years, 10 months ago
I think people don't get the point. This isn't supposed to look real. It's surreal. I think it looks neat. And the "dreaded halo effect" actually has an interesting effect, almost as if all the objects in the scene are giving off their own light. Maybe this was intended? All in all, I think it's total crap that people are jumping on this as not being done right as if there's a right and wrong approach to art. Yeah, this picture isn't for you, but calling it 'rubbish' because it doesn't fit with your idea of what a photograph should look like just makes you sound closed-minded.

I will say, though, that the clouds are a tad boring here, it would have been neat if there was a more visually interesting cloud formation... oh well, lol.
Posted By: Mr Krakeli
about 7 years, 10 months ago
I actually like this photo alot more when it's not tonemapped in comparisson to when it is. The sky looks very beatiful.

I don't know, the picture looks nearly perfect to me.
So for me you don't have to do anything more with it.
Posted By: WhiteDog
about 7 years, 10 months ago
I'd have to say that this image's prime virtue is that the artist ventured where very few have gone before. It's safe to say, I think, that it is an experimental project. It looks very much like what an expressionist painter of the late 1800s might have made of the scene.

That said, I don't find this picture any more appealing than anyone else. But, just be contrary, I don't condemn it for that reason either. Most people in their day didn't like the work of Van Gogh and Gauguin either. This is not to say that andrea1984 is necessarily in that league, merely to suggest that being different doesn't in itself disqualify a work of art as art, nor does the fact that most people at the moment don't like it. Some number of people, in fact, must have approved of this image for it to be voted in, as it was. For some reason, though, few if any of those who voted for it seem willing to show their faces, as it were, on this critique page. Be that as it may, I give andrea1984 props for taking risks and thinking outside the box.
Posted By: Tesctassa
about 7 years, 10 months ago
I saw the unprocessed image. Wonderful! I would say it's perfect the way it is! Nice shot! It looks like a watercolor painting. Very nice!

Detta in italiano:
Molto meglio la versione non processata, sembra un acquerello!
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