Threadleaf Japanese Maple Tree - Spring Afternoon

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Threadleaf Japanese Maple Tree - Spring Afternoon

Allen O. Howard 9/20/2011 9:49:06 AM

I don't much care for HDR images but this one floored me. Outstanding Josh! #1409562

Josh A. Friedman 9/20/2011 9:51:45 AM

Hi Allen. Thanks very much for the nice feedback. I used the HDR program (photomatix) to create a wider range of tones & colors. I really wasn't going for the "grunge" look that is often associated with HDR.

Thanks again.

Josh #9681624

David M. Montero 9/20/2011 10:51:58 AM

An interesting target and I think there is just enough HDR to bring out the detail. Well done, Josh! #9681746

Josh A. Friedman 9/20/2011 11:35:44 AM

Hi Dave. Thanks for looking and the kind feedback. In addition to the Photomatix merging of the 5 original images, the Topaz Adjust (mild detail) helped to bring out more detail than would have otherwise been visible.

Thanks again.

Josh #9681799

Lisa J. Boulden 9/28/2011 4:54:11 AM

Ooohhhh! This is beautiful!
Great light and balance throughout.
Love those winding branches!
Well seen, composed, and processed.
Looks like a winner to me.
~♥~Lisa #9702502

Kathy Wesserling 9/28/2011 5:53:42 AM

Thank you from me, too. I've just started using HDR techniques. The "grunge look" is why it took me so long to get into it. It's good to know that it's possible to back off a bit while still improving tones. This is truly a lovely image. #9702636

Heather Loewenhardt 9/28/2011 6:23:44 AM

This is simply beautiful Josh. I too like the subdued look of HDR and you seem to have mastered it very well. Congrats on being featured in the Digital Darkroom. #9702727

Mary K. Robison 9/29/2011 4:45:03 AM

Congratulations on having this gorgeous image featured in the DDR newsletter, Josh. It deserves it, along with all the other awards it will surely collect. #9704737

Josh A. Friedman 9/29/2011 11:36:24 AM

Lisa, Kathy, Heather & Mary - Thanks very much for the nice feedback. It is much appreciated. #9705467

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I took 5 exposures & merged them in Photomatix to create an HDR image. All had f/16, 19 mm, iso 100. I then used Topaz Adjust (mild detail) to bring out some of the detail.

Exif: F Number: 16, ISO: 100, FocalLength: 19.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 9/20/2011 8:51:50 AM

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