This is a discussion on First HDRI within the HDR this! forums, part of the PHOTO PROJECTS category; please comment...
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Good subject and composition. The processing is a little over the top for my taste, but that's me.
Not sure if its how you saved this or what but when i click the pic to enlarge it, the larger file is quite fuzzy.
Canon 5d, Canon 7d, Canon 40d, 24-105L IS, 17-40L,70-200 2.8L, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 100mm 2.8
I'm thinking that the shanty-town & graffiti are strong parts of what makes this photo interesting. The sky is also colorful and interesting, but competes for attention against the shanty-town & graffiti. It seems as if this image is trying to portray a great deal of the sky and perhaps cheating the detail in the graffiti in order to make room for the sky.
There's probably two schools of thought on HDR. Originally HDR came about with the realization that digital sensors don't have as much dynamic range as film or the human eye and that taking bracketed exposures and combining them could make up for the lack in dynamic range. In other words, this school of though is that the picture should look "natural" and those who subscribe to this theory will find your image to be over-processed.
The second school of thought is that HDR brings about the ability to do some interesting image effects not necessarily possible with film and have no intention that they should look "natural". Unnatural color tones or interesting textures with emphasis on vibrant and vivid colors are the goal.
Everyone is entitled to their own point of view. I personally lean toward the first school of thought (wanting images to look natural) but the occasional unnaturally vivid HDR image doesn't bother me if it's not over-used.
Hey guys thanks for the response.
There is an other pic i want to show you. Its the same style like the first one. I think i like it if the pic is over processed but i try to put your advices into practice.