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2010-08-10 10:45:12
True HDR = At least three shots from the camera. Sometimes the photographer will follow up with a little tone mapping, but not always. Pseudo HDR = Also called tone mapping. Done with a single shot. You probably see more of these than you do True HDR. Photomatix and Topaz Adust are two popular programs for creating these. If done properly with a good quality image tone mapping can look very interesting.
2010-08-10 10:05:54
Thanks fbo and G&F for your feedback. You two and PG and PG like HDR but not going overboard with it...with an added touch of humour by G&F ;-)
2010-08-10 09:25:33
The main problem that causes a lot of people not to like HDR is that is so often over-cooked. It's really best just lightly grilled on both sides..just enough to sear it ..then serve it fresh and hot on a bed of risotto with grated parmesean.
2010-08-10 07:36:57
I think HDR can be great if used well - It can even out shadows and bring out details you would not see normally. On the flipside it can be overemphasized and blow out the whole image - So I like it if it is used with a little restraint and an artistic eye
2010-08-10 05:10:57
Sorry about that, Connie. Better than nothing, I guess... :(
2010-08-10 04:54:40
Unfortunately, it's only you and Kodak Jack that provided feedback.
2010-08-09 17:26:08
You are very welcome, Connie. Hope it helped...:)
2010-08-09 16:43:24
Thanks for the feedback PictureGirl
2010-08-07 10:36:59
I like HDR photos most of the time Connie, but sometimes some photos can have an over saturation of colour and that's when the picture doesn't agree with me. Sometimes it can even make some pictures appear out of focus....
2010-08-07 10:11:36
My little exercise is to find out what folks on Pixdaus think of HDR - the pros and cons. Some photographers do a really bad job of it (I guess mostly starters). They ruin what could potentially be a great photo by going too far...not knowing when to quit. When I first say that photo, it was like a burst of sunshine hiting me in the eye...a strong sun setting on a lovely landscape. But, in real life, that is not what the naked eye sees. Some would find there is too much saturation of colour; and that is a fair point. There is a belief that there is a huge difference between what the physical eyes see and what the soul sees. It's like the difference between those old black and white negatives (not the photos themselves) and the picture once developed. With macro photography, the naked eye does not see what the macro lens sees. Because of that technology, we can now see, very clearly, patterns of nature, small marine life etc. The wonderful world of photography! Thanks for your response KJ.
2010-08-07 09:02:10
This is a beautiful image. Whether it violates anyone's cannons is irelevant and a moot point. Regardless of the means or media used to produce it, it's a splendid visual field.
2010-08-07 07:13:59
I read on photosidea.com that "High Dynamic Range - technique (HDR) can create incredibly beautiful pictures which blur our sense of the difference between reality and illusion." They then showed some examples. I'm sure some of you will recognize one or two that were posted here on Pixdaus...quite a while back. So, HDR photography has been around for a while. More and more HDR photos are being posted on Pixdaus; I have posted a few myself. The following is MY opinion: I completely agree with the comment IF the photographer knows what he/she is doing. HDR photography has its place - it's an art form (like macro, fish-lens etc). Some are beautifully done - like a dream - a fantasy - the way we want to see the world. But, some are overdone; they are garish..have too much saturation of colour, particularly the green foliages. The water shots look like 'plastic water'. I posted this photo because I think it's a good example of a borderline HDR - in that it could go both ways. Some will like it - some won't. I would like to hear your opinions on that photo and on HDR in general - the good and the bad. But, please use your username and provide some polite and constructive criticism. Try to justify your response. To say it's beautiful or ugly without providing any rationale for the opinion is not very useful. Also, please vote for the photo, not me. That, in itself, is feedback. I have no attachment to this photo; I am not the photographer; so, I will not be offended by anything you have to say. I am not implying that we should not post HDR photos; I strongly support that we do continue. When digital photography came into being - it's forever changed the way we saw photography...the way photographers work. It has had an equal impact as colour films.
2010-08-07 07:00:43
connie I would have liked to have read your comment, but there is not any...