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    Some HDR enhancements made upon a few of my mtb photos








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    Usually not a big fan of HDR, but these are good photos!
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    I like the images, HDR (or other) editing can give extra clarity and depth to images, and especially for prints. There is no such thing as a "pure" image anyhow, photos are about communicating the artist's perception at the time the image was captured and you have done that well.
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    Nice captures! HDR works well with these pics. thanks for sharing!

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    a few more recents...

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    really nice action shots.

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    Very nice! I began doing a similar approach with some of my action shots. More LDR than HDR and it doesn't work for everything but looks good when it does...

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    I'll be the naysayer here.... I don't think they work. They look unnatural, not in any way close to what the scene looked like to the naked eye. I think they were probably good pictures to begin with and didn't need heavy-handed editing to make them appealing.

    Just say no to HDR.

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    ^Well, and in the spirit of friendly debate, no photo looks like what the naked eyeS see, because no camera has a lens like human eyes have. In general, all photographic images are highly edited captures of what the "naked" eyes see. A pinhole lens is closer to what an individual eye actually sees. It's all about fashion, imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    Just say no to HDR.
    ^ This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb View Post
    ^Well, and in the spirit of friendly debate, no photo looks like what the naked eyeS see, because no camera has a lens like human eyes have. In general, all photographic images are highly edited captures of what the "naked" eyes see. A pinhole lens is closer to what an individual eye actually sees. It's all about fashion, imo.
    I get that... I understand that the human eye has more dynamic range than a camera, but overly-done HDR doesn't represent anything close to what you see "in real life".

    Maybe it's because I have a more critical eye on sports and landscape photography, but I just don't get the appeal of *most* HDR images. There's a big difference between light-handed HDR and overcooked. In my opinion, the first two sets the OP posted are most definitely over done while the third post looks more realistic.

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    As the original poster; the main photos are the original raw ones I took, which I'm very happy with and they represent the true image as it were. As an secondary (and yes, artistic) exercise I dabbled with HDR effects. They are not meant to supersede in any sense the originals, I was simply showing artistic effects from the originals. As someone said they represent a 'fashion'; they are an artistic version. I will continue to produce them from my main photos because I have an artistic background and sometimes if you are lucky, they 'work'. But even this of course is subjective.

    From what I'm gleaning, I just wont post future ones up on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    I get that... I understand that the human eye has more dynamic range than a camera, but overly-done HDR doesn't represent anything close to what you see "in real life".

    Maybe it's because I have a more critical eye on sports and landscape photography, but I just don't get the appeal of *most* HDR images. There's a big difference between light-handed HDR and overcooked. In my opinion, the first two sets the OP posted are most definitely over done while the third post looks more realistic.
    I fail to understand the appeal of flat lifeless images, personally.

    lucifuge- I think this is a great place to post your images of any type. I enjoy seeing all the images posted here and don't have pre-conceived notions about what looks good. Smmokan was simply voicing his opinion about how he prefers a conventional look that his more critical eye can understand the appeal of, if I understand correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb View Post
    I fail to understand the appeal of flat lifeless images, personally.

    lucifuge- I think this is a great place to post your images of any type. I enjoy seeing all the images posted here and don't have pre-conceived notions about what looks good. Smmokan was simply voicing his opinion about how he prefers a conventional look that his more critical eye can understand the appeal of, if I understand correctly.
    Lifeless images? That's an interesting way of looking at it. I prefer images that have depth, contrast, and convey a sense of emotion. As I said before, I don't mind a "light-handed" HDR treatment, but I'm not a fan of the effect when it's over the top.

    By no means am I discouraging anyone from posting pictures... in fact, post more! I'm just voicing my opinion on the topic of HDR, that's all.

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    ^If you get used to bold hdr, "regular" images can appear a little tepid. Like if you're used to strong dark artisan roasted coffee.

    I don't use hdr much, but I use a similar less nuanced look, done with some simple PS tools, on photos I edit for use in cheap tabloid paper publications.
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