Posted by
Albert (Sweden, living in Mechelen, Belgium) on 8 October 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Milos, Greece. (Too heavy processing? :) )

Canon EOS 40D F/22.0 ISO 100 17 mm

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

Your image makes me want to be there. Wonderful shot.

8 Oct 2009 6:43am

@Bill Laing: Thanks Bill!

Zahai from Berlin, Germany

The scene has potential, but to answer your question, yes, too ehavy processing. of course HDR is a matter of taste (if youre going for the whole hyperrealism-flashy-flashy-thing, it's a perfectly fine shot - if you were aiming for a realistic view, i'd suggest, more smoothing (to get rid of the grey halos around the buildings, and add some contrast), maybe contrast up, and saturation down)) No intention to step on your toes, you asked :)

8 Oct 2009 8:27am

@Zahai: Thanks Zahai! I am usually not aiming for a realistic photo when I use HDR. I actually had a version with higher smoothing and less saturation, but in the end I could not resist this wild image :). I admit that the gray area above the buildings are a miss in the processing. Thanks for your honest answer to my question!

zOOm from Paris, France

Wow ! Powerful HDR indeed but why not, it suits very well sea, country or city scapes !

8 Oct 2009 11:02am

@zOOm: Thanks zOOm! I'm happy that you like it!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful detail captured in the rocks and the water's waves. I am one who likes HDR processing on the heavy side, so I give it "two thumbs up." And so nice that you were able to maintain the blue sky through the processing.

8 Oct 2009 12:27pm

@Steven: Thanks for the comment and opinion Steven!

The Big Guy from Regina, Canada

Being somewhat of an HDR junkie I like what you've done. Great shot and well done.

8 Oct 2009 12:57pm

@The Big Guy: Thanks HDR junkie! So am I, I like that formulation... :)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Albert it's a great shot and the processing is flawless. I love HDR and I believe it's the future. To answer your question, on this shot I would like to see the light smoothing at the higher end, the setting itself is so beautiful. It's all a mater of personal taste though, either way it's a good photo.

8 Oct 2009 2:44pm

@Ralph Jones: I'm happy that you like it Ralph! Thanks for the comment and the creative suggestion! I will experiment with more light smoothing next time...

LauraS from Chico, United States

Hmmm, tasty shot. Love the colors of the HDR.

8 Oct 2009 5:23pm

@LauraS: Thanks Laura! I appreciate your comment!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

I love everything here _ great place, great framing and awesome processing !

8 Oct 2009 6:01pm

@MARIANA: I'm very glad that you like it Mariana! Thanks for the visit and the comment!

mamman from Sweden

Vill hellre ha svart-vitt!

8 Oct 2009 6:29pm

@mamman: Ok, uppfattat! Skall se vad jag kan åstadkomma till helgen :) Tack för besök och kommentar!

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

amazing processing. Great colours. It´s wonderful

8 Oct 2009 6:38pm

@mseguid: Gracias mseguid!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I love it, but I'm only just getting used to HDR myself. I'd probably try and reduce the white point or luminance, the brightness is very much "in your face".

8 Oct 2009 7:34pm

@Curly: Curly! Thanks for your opinion! I happy that you like it!

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

Excellent HDR, Beautiful!

9 Oct 2009 2:45am

@LCImagery: Thanks!!

Sylvie49 capture image! from Bords de Loire - Anjou, France

Fantastic ! I like your photos.

27 Nov 2009 4:15pm

Canon EOS 40D
ISO 100
17 mm