I hate to be the one to say it, but you process too much, especially the HDR.... You need better software, or preferably better techniques...
Yes, it's technically not a HDR with multiple exposures blended, etc... But it doesn't have crazy saturated colors, however, it does have equal (or close to it) detail in the shadows as well as the highlights.. Especially if I could show you the RAW file..
To each his own and I'm a HDR
crack whore, it's the style I likes.
(><) I'll take into consideration
I thought the same thing, but of course it's a matter of taste and my first hdr shots looked exactly the same. When hdr was introduced, everyone was crazy for this "hdr style", but in the meantime the reactions are less enthusiastic.
My hint concerning high dynamic range shots: Take 7 raw shots with +-0,5ev (use magic lantern or the 5d3). Back @home, get Photomatrix (it integrates with Lightroom), import the shots and then choose if you want to use the more natural looking exposure fusion with all shots (the final shot is assembled like a puzzle) or "real" hdr with the 3 extreme ones (all exposures are layered). Then you can fine-tune the sliders to get either an "artistic" or natural expression.
And don't throw away the source files after assembly like I did with my first shots - in 1-2 years if you've learned more you may want to re-process them!
Thank you, it is a personal
art and 'to each his own'
make saving, looking for, and eventually buying one a worthwhile path to start on. IMO.
Agree, it's a hobby,
make it fun
Not to be mean, but MY EYES!!!!
There is alot of members here who do awesome HDR's. @lex! is one of them, and his stuff is great i'm sure he's got some tips around here somewhere.
Great, let's hear them, and next time...
wear sunglasses, because I'm an HDR
crack whore and I'm NOT going to go through
rehab, (Amy Winehouse song.. "I said
no, no, no...")
I miss Japan. I was there for 6 months when I was in school in 2000. Kyoto is my favorite city, especially in April/May with the hanami and everything. I wish I had my 7d back then. You'll want to be careful when buying "L" lenses. They are like crack, once you get one, nothing else will do
A. Awesome, yeah I've
lived half my adult life in Japan.
B. Oh cool, going to Kyoto tomorrow!!
So hope to have some more Crack
Whore HDR shots soon !
C. L lens is like crack!?!?
Whoa awesome, more crack
for the HDR crack whore! LOL!
Maybe I should change my
name to HDR Crack Whore? It'd be easier
for folks to understand the style I like,
pictures I want, the art I like. I'm a big
fan of Patrick Nagel.
any black and White
whores as well as sepia whores
around here? I need to ask them
some questions. Seriously,
I need some advice on what
that crack tastes like. I can't get
my black and whites to look good
and my sepia are to orange.
Thanks for the advice all, see ya
when I get back, I hope to have
more HDR crack whore pictures.