October 01, 2014, 09:14:29 PM

Poll

Did you ever like surreal hdr tonemapping?

Nope, I've got taste ;-p
Yup, but I am cured :-)
Sure, still do

Voting closes: October 30, 2014, 02:17:55 PM

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Re: Your *worst* hdr creations ("skeleton in the closet" thread)
« Reply #15 on: Today at 03:15:52 AM »
Hi Marsu!

I would have voted "Nope", because I normally don't do HDR and also haven't really tied it out.
I was kept from doing so because of the "I've got taste" and I think that's not fair (although with humor).
I understand that it's fascinating and that a lot of people like this kind of art. And so it's just a different taste.

My approach to digital photography was always the one of the film days with having the convenience of the digital age during pp.

So therefore I cannot share any "skeleton in the closet". But it's fun to look at the pics others share here. Thanks.
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« Reply #16 on: Today at 03:25:01 AM »
I was kept from doing so because of the "I've got taste" and I think that's not fair (although with humor).
I understand that it's fascinating and that a lot of people like this kind of art. And so it's just a different taste.

Well, it's a fun thread, and I really do hope no one feels offended. I amended the option with a ;-) just to make sure the point comes across.

So therefore I cannot share any "skeleton in the closet". But it's fun to look at the pics others share here. Thanks.

I hope people keep participating, I find many photogs are way too serious about what they do - in many good movie dvds, there are "outtakes" with embarrassing scenes, and that doesn't diminish the quality of the product.

I promised to enter something, but I had tossed a lot. Here's one where I just experimented to see what I could get from HDR in a situation that I haven't figured out what to do with - yet.

Excellent shot for educational purposes, because it proves that you cannot improve a shot just by juggling with exposure or dynamic range! Imho, what needs to be done here is a completely different lighting like putting several flashes to the sides between the trees, with just 2x front/backlighting it will always look awful.

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Re: Your *worst* hdr creations ("skeleton in the closet" thread)
« Reply #17 on: Today at 03:32:02 AM »
Well, it's a fun thread, and I really do hope no one feels offended.
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I find many photogs are way too serious about what they do
Of course I got that humor right ;) , and of course - as many Germans - I am too often too serious  :( , but I'm working on that.  :-\
And as I said, looking at all those images is also fun to me.
And also a good justification to stay away form this technique and kind of art - for me  ;)

Thanks for the idea of that thread.
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« Reply #18 on: Today at 08:05:15 AM »
I can't vote as there is no option suitable for me.

"Nope, I've got taste ;-p"  comes close but I don't like the last part as it is insulting to other photographers.  Photographic "taste" (whatever that means) is an individual preference. Just because I don't like some types of HDR does not mean that those photographers who do like it have no taste.

Photography is art.  If the photographer is happy with the result, then from an artistic (not commercial) viewpoint it is a good photograph.
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« Reply #19 on: Today at 08:14:16 AM »
I was a member of a Facebook group for nature photographers. If you posted what I think is a proper image, you could get 30-40 likes and a comment or two. If you on the other hand posted a +/-3EV HDR, especially fall images with some water in it, which had been through the complete photoshop color and contrast massacre, you get 500 likes and 50 comments. I just don't get it ...
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« Reply #20 on: Today at 08:25:27 AM »
I was a member of a Facebook group for nature photographers. If you posted what I think is a proper image, you could get 30-40 likes and a comment or two. If you on the other hand posted a +/-3EV HDR, especially fall images with some water in it, which had been through the complete photoshop color and contrast massacre, you get 500 likes and 50 comments. I just don't get it ...

Because the HDR image looks "different" and novelity attracts the eye. The picture looks different and people will spend a little longer looking at it and hence generate more likes/comments.

There are also some views who like the more graphic art aspect of the more severe HDR.

In my opinion, there is a point where HDR stops being photography and becomes more computer graphic art.
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« Reply #21 on: Today at 09:07:33 AM »
I replied "sure, still do," but only because there are occasions where having a surreal image is what the photographer intended.   Sometimes I like that crazy look - most of the time not.   I wish I could select "sure, but sometimes" as a poll option.   

I've dabbled with HDR a bit and ended up with a cartoonish looking picture of my house.  I ended up laughing at it because it looked ridiculous.  I haven't tried it since.  :)   
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« Reply #22 on: Today at 09:44:48 AM »
I've dabbled with HDR a bit and ended up with a cartoonish looking picture of my house.  I ended up laughing at it because it looked ridiculous.

What about contributing a shot?

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