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Isaac
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« Reply #60 on: December 04, 2013, 12:10:41 PM »
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Good! That's one reason I posted the link. The other reason was to see the negative comments ;-)
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« Reply #61 on: December 30, 2013, 07:52:17 AM »
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Overdone HDR

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"I've never used HDR and to be honest I wouldn't even know how. I'm not a particularly technical photographer and I do very little post production. I use one camera, one lens and I just get out and do it..."

Paul Gaffney
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« Reply #62 on: December 30, 2013, 08:43:56 AM »
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That's interesting, but it doesn't change the way it looks.
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« Reply #63 on: December 30, 2013, 01:04:08 PM »
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It's simply confirmation that your summary judgement has no merit.
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« Reply #64 on: December 30, 2013, 01:36:15 PM »
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It's simply confirmation that your summary judgement has no merit.

It has to him.

If Russ thinks it looks like HDR to him, then it looks like HDR to him.
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« Reply #65 on: December 30, 2013, 03:57:57 PM »
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If Russ thinks it looks like HDR to him, then it looks like HDR to him.
It still makes him wrong though.

Looking at the image in question I can't see why anyone would think it's HDR, let alone 'overdone'.
A rather nice photo IMHO. I always think there's far too much emphasis on gaudy 'golden hour' shots that bare little resemblance to how most people experience the landscape.
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« Reply #66 on: December 30, 2013, 06:19:02 PM »
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If you "experience the landscape" bare, watch out for cops.
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« Reply #67 on: January 10, 2014, 10:49:34 PM »
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I'm late to the party but I think some of these are quite nice and a nice departure from the standard cabin in front of distant mountains.
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« Reply #68 on: April 16, 2014, 04:34:15 AM »
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RSL appears to have a very different understanding to everyone else of what HDR is.

http://www.paulgaffneyphotography.com/We-Make-the-Path-by-Walking

I find that first image interesting, now that I have looked at it far longer than I would had there not been this discussion about it, and find that after looking for more than a little while it changes ( not unlike those 3D scrambled images do) so that now I see (almost) a line down the middle, well just left of the middle, which makes it look like two images taken in very similar light stitched together, and that makes it interesting, to me.

I don't think that trompe-l'oeil was the photographer's intention or perhaps it might be, if only we were able to converse with him about this.

However if we read that last page of that series (Tip: you don't have to actually click on the little arrows, just on the image, and it will go to the next in sequence, it's a technique borrowed from computer games and quite common now on ordinary websites - an useful technique to know as many sites use this device :p ) Paul explains his thinking behind these images, or non-thinking, if he attained the state he aspired to.

He says he wants to 'communicate a sense of the subtle internal and psychological changes...." Note the word 'subtle'. So I would have thought that the use of HDR would be somewhat perverse and unlikely in the extreme.

His goals , it seems to me, are not dissimilar to those of a high proportion of 'contemplative' photographers, and whether he succeeds here or not will depend very much on the eye of the beholder.

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« Reply #69 on: April 16, 2014, 05:22:30 AM »
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http://www.photomonitor.co.uk/2014/03/we-make-the-path-by-walking-3/
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« Reply #70 on: April 16, 2014, 12:35:09 PM »
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…if only we were able to converse with him about this.

He was kind enough to respond to my email, after a while.
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