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Eindhoven by night

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by addieleman, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Inspired by a fellow member at the photoclub to give HDR a try I went out for some night shots in the city center.

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    For me this was a first in several ways: HDR, using a tripod in the city, shooting during the blue hour (30-60 min. after sunset), and I enjoyed every bit of it. Less happy with the sensor flares of my A7 but I couldn't bring myself to process that, I decided to live with it for now.
     
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  2. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Looks good to me...
    Also couldn't help but notice how nice and clean the streets were...good looking area.
     
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Lovely warm night shots

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  4. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    #2 is my favorite, Ad. Great shot with beautiful color harmony.
     
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  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Beautiful photos of what looks to be a beautiful city Ad!!!
    #3 and #4 are my favorites :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    #2 is my favorite as well. The sensor reflections do not seem distracting to me - probably wouldn't even notice them if I didn't also use an A7. o_O
     
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  7. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Great job Ad! I didn't even notice the sensor flares. Love the Blue Hour sky and the blue signs accentuating the shots.
     
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  8. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Thanks guys for all the likes and comments. My first featured thread, mighty proud I am! :biggrin:
     
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  9. pbizarro

    pbizarro TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 24, 2014
    Portugal
    I like them. The effect does not overcome the photos.
     
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  10. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    Nice work! #3 and #4 for me.
     
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  11. pworden

    pworden TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2013
    State College, PA
    Patti
    #3. Very intriguing.
     
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  12. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Thanks :). I guess you mean the thing at the left, it's the entrance to an underground bicycle parking lot.
     
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  13. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    @addieleman@addieleman I forgot to ask: care to share your settings etc? For example, how many exposures were these photos and what software did you use to process them?
     
  14. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    There's not much to it really. #2 was made with the FE 70-200/4, the rest with the FE 16-35/4. In most cases I set the A7 to bracketing, 5 steps in 0.7 stop increments, exposure correction at -1 to counter for bright lights. The 5 raws were merged in Lightroom CC via menu Photo -> Photo Merge -> HDR and the resulting DNG was processed the normal way. There seems to be a bug in LR: upon merging the raws lens correction is applied and it is applied again on the resulting DNG, which I disabled after the merge. I have also tried out the HDR Pro function in Photoshop but didn't like what I got from it and LR does an excellent job here IMHO. All pictures were taken tilted backwards and the verticals were straightened in LR. Also some fiercely bright lights were toned down in LR with local adjustments. Surprisingly the A7's auto white balance yielded a very good starting point, I did very little adjustment on that if any.
     
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  15. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Thank you so much for this info :thumbsup:
     
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