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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #570 on: November 05, 2013, 05:57:21 PM »
Sorry, but that's exactly the look why HDR is no more interesting for a lot of people ;/

With all due respect that is also exactly the look why a lot of people like to give HDR a try, such as myself. Different strokes for different folks.

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« Reply #571 on: November 06, 2013, 02:47:21 PM »
Ok, let's sum it up a little bit. In my point of view HDR was supposed to enhance the Dynamic Range (as the name suggests), which most of the people do very nicely. But, this doesn't mean to ingnore the colors, getting unnatural saturation-pulls, halos in the sky or tonemapping with harsh contrasts.

In black/white some of the pictures would be really good, but this is too much pop art for me. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to push you down... I just think critism is nothing bad, although in the facebook-decade everything can only by liked somehow. Doesn't help, but keeps up the sparkling atmosphere.

I really love the picture from MxM, that's the spirit of HDR.

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« Reply #572 on: November 07, 2013, 10:44:58 AM »
Ok, let's sum it up a little bit. In my point of view HDR was supposed to enhance the Dynamic Range (as the name suggests), which most of the people do very nicely. But, this doesn't mean to ingnore the colors, getting unnatural saturation-pulls, halos in the sky or tonemapping with harsh contrasts.

In black/white some of the pictures would be really good, but this is too much pop art for me. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to push you down... I just think critism is nothing bad, although in the facebook-decade everything can only by liked somehow. Doesn't help, but keeps up the sparkling atmosphere.

I really love the picture from MxM, that's the spirit of HDR.

Just my 50 cents.

I tend to lean towards the mostly realistic HDR images myself, BUT....I do find some of the hyper-real or more artsy ones to be very interesting and I like them. But, it has to be one well done, and the enhanced color, etc...has to really fit the image, a dance that many HDRs don't always quite get right to me...

But art is art...and it is always up to the individual to know what he likes....and enjoy it.

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« Reply #573 on: November 07, 2013, 12:41:40 PM »
Ok, let's sum it up a little bit. In my point of view HDR was supposed to enhance the Dynamic Range (as the name suggests), which most of the people do very nicely. But, this doesn't mean to ingnore the colors, getting unnatural saturation-pulls, halos in the sky or tonemapping with harsh contrasts.

In black/white some of the pictures would be really good, but this is too much pop art for me. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to push you down... I just think critism is nothing bad, although in the facebook-decade everything can only by liked somehow. Doesn't help, but keeps up the sparkling atmosphere.

I really love the picture from MxM, that's the spirit of HDR.

Just my 50 cents.


I tend to lean towards the mostly realistic HDR images myself, BUT....I do find some of the hyper-real or more artsy ones to be very interesting and I like them. But, it has to be one well done, and the enhanced color, etc...has to really fit the image, a dance that many HDRs don't always quite get right to me...

But art is art...and it is always up to the individual to know what he likes....and enjoy it.


I totally understand both of the points from vscd and cayenne (especially so). I understand that it's supposed to enhance the dynamic range of the image, especially in the shadows/highlight areas. However, I also see the visual appeal of taking the idea and modifying it to something else. You see photographers take "standard" techniques such as flash, multiple exposure, long exposure, etc. and modify/expand upon them based on their personal tastes. I don't see anything wrong with deviating from the norm and playing around techniques. As said before-- different strokes for different folks. What works for A may not work for B and vice versa.

Onto the stuff I posted, I'm not saying at all that the shots are perfect. I just feel they were successful based on the end product I had in mind, especially since the photos were my first dedicated attempts at HDR photography. Successful being purely subjective, as evidenced by vscd's post. However, as I become more versed and comfortable with the technique, I may find myself leaning towards the more realistic representations, or I might still find myself pulling for the surreal look.

Below is an HDR panorama, taken on the same day as the Cathedral examples I previously posted. When using HDR Efex Pro, I used the default settings. The only additional processing was a bit of tonal contrasting and skyline work in Color Efex pro and desaturtion in Veveza. This shot is more realistic in tone and probably  closer to the true "purpose" of HDR. Some may like it, others may not.

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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #574 on: November 08, 2013, 09:22:54 AM »
Sorry, but that's exactly the look why HDR is no more interesting for a lot of people ;/

With all due respect that is also exactly the look why a lot of people like to give HDR a try, such as myself. Different strokes for different folks.

With all due respect, yes.  Both...  ::)
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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #575 on: November 27, 2013, 12:44:26 AM »


HDR of St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney.

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« Reply #576 on: November 28, 2013, 02:55:19 AM »


HDR of St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney.


The building pops out nice, but you might want to fix the slight pink color cast in the right overexposed part of the sky. Have you tried a b/w version of this image?
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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #577 on: December 03, 2013, 06:40:16 PM »
Thank you very much and yes its Redrock:)


That rocks Tim!  Pun intended!  ;D  Where is this? Nevada?  Looks like a spot near Red Rock Canyon...
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« Reply #580 on: December 04, 2013, 04:09:41 PM »
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« Reply #582 on: January 09, 2014, 07:56:23 PM »
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« Reply #583 on: January 10, 2014, 10:15:42 AM »


To compare... this is a results of a really cheap ISO200 Colornegative-Film, sold for 80 Cent in germany. The shot was done with an old Konica Auto S3 (38mm @f1.8). Nothing special, but check the High Definition Range. Nothing beats analogue ;)
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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #584 on: January 22, 2014, 12:36:54 PM »
It has been a while! Here's my vision on an old paper factory.

The rest of the pictures are available on my site: http://maximlinssen.com/paper-factory-2/






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