Your *worst* hdr creations ("skeleton in the closet" thread)

Did you ever like surreal hdr tonemapping?


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wsmith96

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Aug 17, 2012
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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. :)
 

wsmith96

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Marsu42 said:
wsmith96 said:
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?
Here you go. My house taken with at T1i and 10-22 Lens. I didn't think the house itself was bad, but the sky (setting sun) looked odd to me. Also, pay no mind to the sad looking weed bed in the front of my house. :)
 

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Marsu42

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wsmith96 said:
I didn't think the house itself was bad, but the sky (setting sun) looked odd to me.
In my experience, with these auto-tonemapped hdr shots it's quite easy to get the sky colors looking really strange - as proven by you :)

SwampYankee said:
how about this beauty?
Thanks, excellent entry :-> ... for a tonemapped shot, the darks are still rather dark (= it could have gotten even uglier), but the post-nuclear war sun is really something!
 

Marsu42

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mrsfotografie said:
but the result is pretty horrible. WFIW I don't do HDR anymore.
This is a good example why hdr "flat" tonemapping doesn't replace artificial lighting - at some compression level, it simply doesn't look real anymore even if there would be more contrast in it.

Keep 'em coming people, show that you're brave enough to stand by your early creations :)
 

IMG_0001

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Nov 12, 2013
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When I started out with photography, I did try the tone mapping technique, only to never look at the images again. Well, not until now...

Those were shot during my stay in the Netherlands, no needs for critics and comments.

Now, I feel like regular processing of images is already difficult so I better leave HDR tone mapping out of the equation. At worse, I might try to combine exposures, both no more HDR.
 

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iron-t

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tcmatthews said:
Yes but to really take it over the top why not play with wide angle perspective at the same time.
First off, I love this thread. Second, tcmatthews, these entries are awesome! I tip my hat to your gamely post of these beasts.