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Flower Power

The picture on the left was a popular picture when I posted it in July, 2008.

I have now used the Qtpfsgui "freebie" HDR program to put it through a tone-mapping process which has considerably changed the appearance of the image.

 

Flower Power

The picture on the left was a popular picture when I posted it in July, 2008.

I have now used the Qtpfsgui "freebie" HDR program to put it through a tone-mapping process which has considerably changed the appearance of the image.

 

comments (15)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Mar 2009, 00:47
Yes there's quite a difference noticeable there Brian
Brian Walbey: Personally I still prefer the original Chris, thanks for your comment.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Mar 2009, 00:48
Yes...interesting.

Quite changed, but I like the one on the left best.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, and to be honest so do I.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 4 Mar 2009, 01:21
Both have their pluses, Brian. The HDR look tones down the excess light.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, the HDR also quietens the colours as well.
I prefer the one on the left. Although at that resolution it is hard to tell. HDR can be over used. Have been guilty myself.
cheers
Rob
www.1ds.com
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob, I still prefer the original.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 4 Mar 2009, 04:30
I like both of them Brian. They are beautiful.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Kay, but I still prefer the original myself.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 4 Mar 2009, 08:00
got be honest, like the shot on the left best
Brian Walbey: And so do I zed, thanks for your comment.
It is interesting how detail from the shadow has appeared and this gives it a slightly unreal look. And yet it is only mimicking what the human eye does. You pays your money and takes your choice.
Brian Walbey: THanks Bill, I suppose part of the HDR thing is to bring out shadow detail. I like the original best myself.
I also prefer the one on the left, but agree they are both lovely.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila, and so do I.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 4 Mar 2009, 10:16
Brian The one on the left is much more pleasing to my eye
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage, and so it is to mine.
I think the one on the left is superior, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I think we are all in agreement about that Chad, including me.
To be honest I prefer the one on the left Brian!
Brian Walbey: And so do I Richard, thanks for your comment.
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Mar 2009, 11:18
The HDR looks almost painterly in comparison to the original (which I prefer because of the stronger contrast). HDR is one of those things that needs to be experimented with - it certainly creates some interesting images.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Harv, this was an early try with one of the freebie HDR packages.
I appreciate seeing this difference side by side. As one who doesn't use PP at all you can imagine that I like the one of the left. The one on the right does look more artsy fartsy though and is lovely.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Mary, I personally still prefer the one on the left.
I see your having a go at it brian....They are both good and its a bit of fun..but for preference...Its the left one. Cheers.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron, as you will have noticed I prefer the left hand one myself.
  • Penny
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Mar 2009, 17:37
I vote left - looks like it's a landslide, Brian!
Brian Walbey: I vote left as well Penny, thanks for your comment.

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