X1 - b&w hdr

Discussion in 'Leica X Forum' started by Kookie B., Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Kookie B.

    Kookie B. Leica Place Regular

    Dec 26, 2013
    Hello all,

    Just for fun and somewhat bored for photo banter, I thought I'd post an HDR I took with my then new X1. This image has appeared on other forums with mixed responses.

    Photo is of the salon at the beautiful Princess Hotel, Bermuda.

    Technical: Three exposures (-1/0/+1) handheld, .jpg, PP'd in PhotoMatix.

    Thoughts and comments are welcome. I recognize many folks do not like HDRs but I am thick-skinned, so flame away!

    Regards to all,

    Ed B.

    Princess Hotel - Bermuda - Salon - HDR - v030113.
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  2. Christilou

    Christilou Leica Place Veteran

    Apr 5, 2013
    I quite like b & w HDR, not usually keen on the coloured ones although there are exceptions. This shows lots of nice detail :)
  3. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    In the 1980s, I spent years working with some of the first Infrared Digital Imagers and writing custom image processing software for them.

    This looks like some of the edge-detection and scene segmentation algorithms that I wrote. Many years later -the mid 1990s-, my wife used them for machine recognition of cancer cells. she listed me as a co-author.
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  4. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    May 1, 2013
    Superb image, a great application of monochrome HDR.
  5. tmldds

    tmldds Leica Place Regular

    Nov 20, 2013
  6. stillshunter

    stillshunter Leica Place Regular

    Dec 26, 2013
    looks so alive!
  7. Bokblad

    Bokblad New to Leica Place

    Feb 20, 2014
    I have a X1, this photo realy inspire me.
  8. Kookie B.

    Kookie B. Leica Place Regular

    Dec 26, 2013

    A belated "thank you" for all of your supportive comments. Bokblad, this might be the nicest compliment I've ever received.

    best to all,

    Ed B.
  9. peterjcb

    peterjcb Leica Place Rookie

    Aug 22, 2014
    I'm not a big fan of HDR but this is very well done and not overdone.
    I'm an X1 newbie and I have to say that I was impressed with the first .jpegs that came out the the camera. It truly is a remarkable camera. The fixed lens and body as so well matched and tuned. The AF is a little slow but the trade off is in this beautiful IQ that you have demonstrated here.
  10. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    I am an ignorant man; what is HDR? Is this a well known term?
  11. peterjcb

    peterjcb Leica Place Rookie

    Aug 22, 2014
  12. Kookie B.

    Kookie B. Leica Place Regular

    Dec 26, 2013
    raid and peterjcb,

    My apologies for not seeing/responding to your comments. Yes, HDR is the acronym for high dynamic range. I have derived much enjoyment from using it. It become even more exciting when trying to hand hold the camera steady for the multiple images. Color is easily overdone if not careful, but I especially like the results I've gotten in B&W.


    Ed B.