10-01-2017, 10:40 AM
Quote:That's precisely my point, dave. Neither highlight no shadow slider were maxed out for the whole picture (as I did below) - the result would just look weird, but parts of the picture only benefitted from the great DR. I could lift the shadows far more without a problem - but why? In this subject there's nothing to see in the shadows but two fence posts. That's not making it better. I took the picture in the evening, making it a noon picture with an awkward moon in it, was never my point nor my aim nor my idea when I took it.
I never said each picture needs +14 stops DR. But there are pictures which take big advantage from a bigger range of DR even if the most parts of them are exposed correctly. I don't like white skies or dark grey holes of shadows, and I also don't want to take every time two instead of one picture to get this kind of result as the end result doesn't get better by applying this kind of more work on it. Single shot HDR.
As if BC or Wim would buy a car which doesn't drive faster than 100 km/h because that's the max speed one ever needs. And if one ever wants to go max speed as allowed on the highway, one gets another car coupled together to drive 120 km/h.
Not going to get into the discussion about DR, other than that you just proved that you don't need more than 12 stops anyway .
As to cars: in order to drive comfortably, IMO you need to go no faster than approximately 75% to 80% of top speed with a car, and since max speed here is 130 km/h, that means approximately 160 km/h to 175 km/h. For a motorbike that is approximately 60% to 65%, so 200 km/h to 215 km/h. In both cases I am covered. As I am with DR <ROFL>.
Kind regards, Wim
Gear: Canon EOS R with 3 primes and 2 zooms, 4 EF-R adapters, Canon EOS 5 (analog), 9 Canon EF primes, a lone Canon EF zoom, 2 extenders, 2 converters, tubes; Olympus OM-D 1 Mk II & Pen F with 12 primes, 6 zooms, and 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters ....