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By Candlelight
By Candlelight
talmy


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Challenge: HDR (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: At Home
Date: Nov 12, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4sec to 1/160sec
Galleries: High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2006

A very risky entry, I feel. Full overcast sky outside, so I decided to try an indoor HDR. Needed a bright light source so used three candles. With no indoor HDRs shown in the threads either I'll be viewed as a genius or as an idiot.

HDR Tone Mapping using Photomatix Pro from 8 images varying over >7 stops. Some burning of background, USM for contrast (20%, 40, 0), resize and USM for sharpness (50%, 1, 0).

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Place: 71 out of 84
Avg (all users): 4.8869
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
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Votes: 283
Comments: 7
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11/20/2006 06:10:42 AM
Definately risky to enter this, but I liked it. Flames are interesting, and it has a warm feel to it. I think it's the wood under the candles that should normally be more in the shadows, but comes out in warm tones. Anyway... underrated in my opionion.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/15/2006 04:31:14 PM
clever use of HDR
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11/13/2006 08:33:08 PM
I'm not sure if this kind of image is an effective use of HDR. I would prefer to see a fair amount of light drop-off away from the candles. Without that, I think it loses some of the ambience.
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11/13/2006 05:16:57 PM
Subjects that contain moving elements are not good candidates for HDR, but the composition is still good and has good HDR characteristics.
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11/13/2006 02:37:57 PM
Use of Light:1
Focus:1
Composition:1
Creativity:1
Achieves Challenge:1

Challening subject to get those flames to stay put! Interesting effort with the foreground illumination and the wood below.
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11/13/2006 12:54:00 AM
I like the linear lines softened by the circles... warm colors work well... good luck!
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11/13/2006 12:38:28 AM
Interesting effect happening with the flicker of the flames. Great rich color in the wood.
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