Daily Image - Nov 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
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02 Nov 11.  Last Thursday we looked at a typical bland, straight from the HDR software, image to illustrate what tone mapping (compression) does to the set of images taken to handle large dynamic range situations, and I provided a copy of the same image with some small adjustments to give it a bit more character, i.e., less flat (uncompressed.) Yesterday's image was provided to give an example of how the HDR approach can be used to provide for a "natural" look, more like that from a single image or one taken on film. Today we'll look at another image taken in HDR, this time with more of the "typical" HDR look created by those beginning with the concept, and a stage in which  I believe I can safely say everyone starting to work in the area initially produces as the "normal."  As many folks really like this look, you will often see images for sale that have this particular  "look," and for many settings I think it makes for some nice images, but like any approach, there is a place for it and it is not with every composition. It works O.K. for the setting in which I've employed it here, but this same image works equally well, perhaps even better, in the more natural look such as that shared yesterday. No doubt there will be opinions on this image that run the gamut from ugh to beautiful; but that's what I would expect. Tomorrow we'll move on to the grunge end of things for a very different look.  ISO 200; 1/25 sec (middle of 5) @ f /18 on a tripod.

02 Nov 11. Last Thursday we looked at a typical bland, straight from the HDR software, image to illustrate what tone mapping (compression) does to the set of images taken to handle large dynamic range situations, and I provided a copy of the same image with some small adjustments to give it a bit more character, i.e., less flat (uncompressed.) Yesterday's image was provided to give an example of how the HDR approach can be used to provide for a "natural" look, more like that from a single image or one taken on film. Today we'll look at another image taken in HDR, this time with more of the "typical" HDR look created by those beginning with the concept, and a stage in which I believe I can safely say everyone starting to work in the area initially produces as the "normal." As many folks really like this look, you will often see images for sale that have this particular "look," and for many settings I think it makes for some nice images, but like any approach, there is a place for it and it is not with every composition. It works O.K. for the setting in which I've employed it here, but this same image works equally well, perhaps even better, in the more natural look such as that shared yesterday. No doubt there will be opinions on this image that run the gamut from ugh to beautiful; but that's what I would expect. Tomorrow we'll move on to the grunge end of things for a very different look. ISO 200; 1/25 sec (middle of 5) @ f /18 on a tripod.

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