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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.

Yathinyathin on May 18th, 2009 04:57 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 05:30 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 05:33 am (UTC)
I was almost expecting to see this comment from you! ;)

Subodhsubodhs on May 18th, 2009 05:36 am (UTC)
Ah! you made a post to incite me?
:-) Now, I feel so "special"
Yathinyathin on May 18th, 2009 05:38 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. :-)