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16 May 2009 @ 12:30 pm
Coyote HDR  
I was telling someone this morning to try HDR on one of their photographs and I realized I had never tried that myself since I bought my new Mac. Never too late to try, right? So, I downloaded Qtpfsgui and picked out one of the images I hadn't processed before just to try this out. I had never gotten around to processing pictures from the Yosemite trip in February, so I picked a photograph and began experimenting with the new software. I think I like the desaturated version of this coyote.














 
 
 
summer_jackel: coy face beautiful/serious/sadsummer_jackel on May 16th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. Amazing shot of my favorite creature.
Melkendokamel on May 17th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Very cool
Aparna: Myselfinspirethoughts on May 17th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
Wow! Nice! Beautiful!
Anush Shettyanushsh on May 17th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
Awesome dude. Love it
kejnkejn on May 17th, 2009 05:22 am (UTC)
i'm ambivalent. i'm not sure HDR does it for me. wouldn't you be able to make an ordinary greyscale image of the coyote just as beautiful and intense?
Yathinyathin on May 17th, 2009 09:39 am (UTC)
hmmm... perhaps not because you're not pixels of different exposure levels.
kejnkejn on May 17th, 2009 10:42 am (UTC)
maybe i'm just closed-minded about what photography should be. :) it looks too constructed to me. sure it "pops", but it doesn't look "real" the way my eyes would see it IRL. old school photography has its own charm even if it can never accurately capture the intensity of reality. but then that's why you have the option to put the camera down and "record" memories instead, truly in HDR. :)

or maybe i'll get used to HDR soon and forget i ever thought this about it.
Yathinyathin on May 18th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
Yep, HDR looks too artificial and that's one of the reasons I don't do it. This time though, it was just an experiment and I can say that not many (any?) of my future photographs are going in that direction. :-)
depontideponti on May 17th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
Add me to the nay-sayers Y. The picture looks...too artificial to me. Both b&w and colour. If I hadn't read what you wrote, I would have thought it was one of your paintings/sketches.

But...I suppose this is what the papyrus users said when paper was invented! :)
Yathinyathin on May 18th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
Yep, HDR looks too artificial and that's one of the reasons I don't do it. This time though, it was just an experiment and I can say that not many (any?) of my future photographs are going in that direction. :-)
Subodhsubodhs on May 18th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
I have to disagree.
Tastefully done, an HDR looks just as beautiful as our eyes would have looked at, sometimes even better. Our eyes/brain focus on highlights/shadows much more vividly,unlike a camera that sees everything as a pixel value.
I'm not an expert, but I can tell the difference ...



That said, Not every image is a candidate for HDR, one needs a minimum of three AEB pics and at least an hour worth of time with post-processing. So yes, its not for everyone. HDR pictures also tend to be noisy and require quite a bit of investment both in learning as well as software $$$ to actually be "stunning"

Yathinyathin on May 18th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
I was almost expecting to see this comment from you! ;)

Subodhsubodhs on May 18th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
Ah! you made a post to incite me?
:-) Now, I feel so "special"
Yathinyathin on May 18th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
well, I was telling my brother about HDR and since I hadn't tried it myself I thought I should try - though I like the intensity in this picture, I prefer more natural photographs for some reason. :-)