'The Skies Of Tomorrow - A Glorious Morning At The Science Centre' (Glasgow,Scotland)

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    After spending the first part of the morning shooting the Clyde Arc as the sun rose, I headed along past the Armadillo and Crowne Plaza via the Bell's Bridge and the BBC studios to the Glasgow Science Centre.

    The Science Centre is a great building to photograph. The last time I was down I got some half-decent shots with my old Fujifilm FinePix S5600. I was just a beginner then as far as HDR went but I always promised myself I would return and get some new shots in the future.

    A lot has happened since then and I couldn't have asked for a better morning to get an updated version of my favourite view of the Science Centre and the IMAX movie theatre.

    Here's the link to my original version which is still an interesting shot :-

    www.flickr.com/photos/mrandybird/4774500641/

    1. iain-paton 50 months ago | reply

      great shot. i just got photomatix and the results i'm getting are pretty poor and the end picture is really pixelated. any hints?

    2. Mr Andy Bird 50 months ago | reply

      Iain I always find that Photomatix works best if you concentrate solely on using the top section of sliders (Stregth, Luminosity, Microcontrast and Saturation) - I always keep the strength and light smoothing at it's highest setting to avoid making the images looking like a bad acid trip. The only other things I occasionally use are the micro smoothing which I always keep at a medium setting and the white and black point. The bottom line is there's no right or wrong way of doing it but my philosophy is make the image look as natural as possible - if you overcook the HDR effect it just spoils the image. Less is definitely more with HDR.

    3. iain-paton 50 months ago | reply

      thanks for the tips andy, i'll give it a go!

    4. Keith Gooderham 49 months ago | reply

      Great use of HDR and view point.

    5. Mr Andy Bird 49 months ago | reply

      Cheers dudes!

    6. Stuart Macrae Photography 49 months ago | reply

      Cracker, good eye for a good shot, really works in HDR.

    7. Eden Brackstone 49 months ago | reply

      Very true mate, I see so many overdone HDRs out there... They make my eyes bleed :-(
      Again, this is well done. I think your post processing is excellent, every result is very sharp and clear. Congratz!

    8. Mr Andy Bird 49 months ago | reply

      Haha bleeding eyes are never good Eden i like to avoid them at all costs.....

    9. Jason Davies Photography 49 months ago | reply

      nice hdr i use dynamic hdr and its good software

    10. Angy Fotoclick ( OFF ) 49 months ago | reply

      eccellente HDR.... excellent HDR....
      Visto in / Seen in : HDR!

    11. Syber76600 [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      eccellente HDR.... excellent HDR....
      Visto in / Seen in : HDR!

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    12. Uisge Beatha 49 months ago | reply

      eccellente HDR.... excellent HDR....
      Visto in / Seen in : HDR!

    13. globaltraveller 49 months ago | reply

      cool scene, nice effect

    14. pixelsindistress 47 months ago | reply

      Wow, I really like it. The composition is great and your PP is nicely done. Thanks for the inspiration.

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