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My House in HDR

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIZZIE BUCKALEW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!



So I bought Photomatix Pro. Anyway I hadn't really used it much, so after listening to us thump the Aussies in the second test whilst watching Phil Mickelson win the open, I decided to give this HDR lark a go.

 

Couldn't be bothered to go far so I dusted off my seldom used tripod and staggered into the back garden. Took 5 bracketed pictures using aperture priority and bunged the results into Photomatix. Pressed a few buttons and slid a few sliders about to see what would happen and settled on this. Quick straightening up in Lightroom and a little twiddleette, stuck a border on it in Photoshop and saved the web version you now see.

 

So do I go out and take some proper pictures and do some more HDR? Dunno. Might try it at a ruined castle or something like that.

 

If I did would it finally drive Mick Shaw over the edge?

My House in HDR

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIZZIE BUCKALEW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!



So I bought Photomatix Pro. Anyway I hadn't really used it much, so after listening to us thump the Aussies in the second test whilst watching Phil Mickelson win the open, I decided to give this HDR lark a go.

 

Couldn't be bothered to go far so I dusted off my seldom used tripod and staggered into the back garden. Took 5 bracketed pictures using aperture priority and bunged the results into Photomatix. Pressed a few buttons and slid a few sliders about to see what would happen and settled on this. Quick straightening up in Lightroom and a little twiddleette, stuck a border on it in Photoshop and saved the web version you now see.

 

So do I go out and take some proper pictures and do some more HDR? Dunno. Might try it at a ruined castle or something like that.

 

If I did would it finally drive Mick Shaw over the edge?

comments (22)

I like your house Bill...
love your birthday song to BUCKALEW...
i am also a lefty and i'm proud that Phil is your champion at the Opengrin....petersmile
Bill Phillips: I would have liked Lee Westwood to win but Phil Mickleson is a great player and deserved to win
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Jul 2013, 02:40
Looks like a snap of a back-yard, taken with a phonecam, Bill...is it too late to get your money back on the Photomtix Pro?
Bill Phillips: You think it's THAT good grin
Thank you so much Bill!!!!
How fun is that?!
I don't know enough about HDR to have any idea what you were trying to accomplish.. So I'll just say it's a very nice photo of a very nice home!
Bill Phillips: I don't know anything much about HDR either and it shows grin
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Jul 2013, 06:41
I have a feeling Astrid will be next in line to buy Photomatix Pro, Bill, so I know she's gonna love seeing this. You know me...I LOVE HDR work, almost always. smile
Bill Phillips: If she is going to do HDR then it is as good as anything apparently
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Jul 2013, 06:43
I like to see your house, architecture is often good in HDR according to my humble experiences. I can imagine you, Ange. Helen, Kathryn and -more chairs! - ...sitting there in the shadow ....I admire your efforts to take this photo! Astrid is also a HDR speci (I could use a Picasa button for HDR, but that can never be compared with your hard working).
Bill Phillips: I think you are right about Architecture Philine. I will try and find time to have a go at it properly
A mans home is his castle!! I love the HDR Bill,
Bill Phillips: It is paid for which is a nice feeling Sally smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Jul 2013, 07:45
You lazy sod, surely you could have gone down the road a bit to photograph an historic building!!

Err..I might buy something similar if what you say about results are positive
Bill Phillips: This was built in 1971....how historic do you want?
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 27 Jul 2013, 08:01
Sounds like you need to help Angie with the household chore Billiam
Bill Phillips: It was too hot to bother with chores comrade.
Now see what you have done , every man and his dog is now going to do HDR.Well thanks very much. You have a lot to answer for .I was having such a nice day as well.
Bill Phillips: I might start a new blog just to do HDR.
It's a lovely house Bill. Surprised you didn't put the Madness video on.
Bill Phillips: I could have done!! Actually I think I have done it before!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Jul 2013, 08:21
That is a fine result of the HDR...
Nice tribute to the birthday girl today grin.
I am going to try PhotomatixPro too, but not right now, maybe in wintertime, than I have more time on my hands.
I enjoy the HDR.
Bill Phillips: Photomatix is very easy to use Astrid.
Well done Bill. It's something I've thought about but never got round to doing. Must have a go sometime
Bill Phillips: The hardest part was remembering how to put my tripod up
Very good I think, Bill, ( Mick hates H.D.R) and thanks for the Birthday song!
Bill Phillips: I know he does. I plan to do quite a lot of it (no connection )
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 27 Jul 2013, 10:42
I thought your house was in Droitwich?
Bill Phillips: That's the other house. This is the one in HDR.
I am laughing at 'staggered into the back garden'. I don't do HDR nor have plans to but liked seeing your very nice patio.
Bill Phillips: The patio was done for my 60th Birthday and I am pleased you like it Mary
too much ado for nothing Bill
Bill Phillips: You aren't impressed then JC?
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 27 Jul 2013, 12:39
Hi Bill! Hope you find Photomatix Pro4 good. I have been using it for over a year now and find it quite easy to use and getting some good results. I also use Cyberlink4 which is not as good as Photomatix but has a few tools that the other does not.
Bill Phillips: It is very good. I use lightroom too
Not bad at all Bill, I've tried several different free HDR programs but haven't bought Photomatix because I'm too busy doing other stuff and there's all this messing about with a tripod which I hate. Your house was built at more or less the same time as ours BTW., not that that is relevant to anything.
Bill Phillips: The picture is nothing special but I might try and do some seriously.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jul 2013, 18:55
Your approach to editing sounds very much like mine; fiddle around with things until it looks right. It looks a good home; far nicer than my slum.
Bill Phillips: Seems like a sensible approach to me. The house is 70s box but we have been very happy here, the children grew up here and I have no desire to move
One of the better HDR pics I have seen...
Bill Phillips: Very kind of you to say so Larry
It never hurts to experiment, Bill. Great result! Very surprised Chad didn't compliment you on your magnificent gutteridge, though.
Bill Phillips: He was probably overwhelmed Beverly
i think the initial results are more than promising, they are great
Bill Phillips: You are very kind Ayush

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