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Just Sharing Rialto Bridge at the Venetian, Las Vegas, NV

Discussion in 'HDR Images Only Forum' started by Barry Kidd, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Barry Kidd

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    I typically don't do a lot of HDR but there are times when it's flat out necessary when you want to capture the complete dynamic rage of a scene. There are also times that I'm just in the mood to do it.

    Shooting the lights and colors of the Vegas strip is certainly a time when both situations apply.

    Below is a five frame HDR of the "Rialto Bridge" at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. In some respects I like it. On the other hand it also looks far to HDR-ish if that makes any sense at all. I typically prefer my HDR shots to look more realistic. Oh well. It is what it is.

    This image was built in Photomatix and the color was popped with Photoshop using the Lab Color Space.

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  2. rebel06

    rebel06 Without a cause Moderator

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    Possibly just a touch over saturated ... would have liked someone walking through though.
     
  3. Barry Kidd

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    Thank you for the comment.

    I agree that the saturation is a bit much. Even so it was a "mood thing". I get that sometimes. Different moods I mean.

    As far as people? Vegas is absolutely crowded 24/7 and getting a shot where the side walks are free of people is a task at best. I actually waited for a long time to be able to snap off 5 frames that were free of people. This series of photos was snapped about 2:45 AM.

    Because of the long exposure you can see "some people" that are blurred out on the side walk behind the shrubs to the right of the frame. Since I was actually looking for a clean shot that's always bothered me. You really have to look to see them though.
     
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  4. rebel06

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    Yes, tell me about it .... been 3 times now and always hot and packed ....
     
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  5. Snips

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    That appeals to me - I know it's not natural but I like it.
     
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  6. Barry Kidd

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    Here's a screen shot of the original frames.

    They aren't very impressive to say the least.

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  7. Kevin Fox

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    Nicely done and not an HDR over kill. I agree about the saturation, just a tad too hot for me especially in the oranges. The yellow light on the walk doesn't match the whiter lights on the light pole.
     
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  8. Barry Kidd

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    Thank you. Sometimes I like it. (Today I do.) Sometimes I don't. I'm goofy like that.

    This shot actually looks decent in B&W because there's so much contrast. The problem is that B&W brings out so much noise in the sky that it becomes the focal point the image. That's kind of a bummer.
     
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    It probably does look great, but you got to go color. The colors are a big part of Vegas and night shooting.
     
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  10. tenchy

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    I like the saturation here. I think you can get away with it in Vegas. It looked pretty much like I recall seeing it, apart from looking empty until you pointed out the ghosts on the right.
     
  11. Barry Kidd

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    Thank you.
     
  12. MikeB

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    Very nice, well done.
     
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    I saw one just like it when I was in Italy recently :sarcasm:
     
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    The sky seem a bit grainy near a blue laser. Was the image a bit distorted because of uploading to the website?
     
  15. Barry Kidd

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    Nope. My fault. I was bracketing 5 exposures and some of them were quite long so I had Long Exposure Noise Reduction turned off.

    I've never seen the real one.
     
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