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Ianlacy
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This is my first ever submission into the Weekly Assignments board. I hope you're all tolerant of HDR.

Thanks!







Apr 26, 2009 at 04:15 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · #342 Gravel Road


BEAUTIFUL colors. Awesome job.


Apr 26, 2009 at 04:24 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · #342 Gravel Road


I like it! (And am very tolerant of HDR). Nice work!

-Deke



Apr 26, 2009 at 06:24 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · #342 Gravel Road


love it. Keep it coming

Steve R



Apr 26, 2009 at 08:22 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · #342 Gravel Road


Ouch ! Very overdone too me.
I guess I'm not that tolerant to HDR...

Julien



Apr 27, 2009 at 08:16 AM
Ianlacy
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · #342 Gravel Road


Thanks for the comments. HDR is 'love it or hate it' and I realize that.


Apr 27, 2009 at 01:15 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · #342 Gravel Road


Love HDR. It's supposed to be overdone and semi-artificial. Very nice.


Apr 27, 2009 at 05:33 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · #342 Gravel Road


I have not decided on HDR , but I like this image.....if I were to nit it wouid be the lack of clear definition in the gravel FG....mike


Apr 27, 2009 at 06:27 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · #342 Gravel Road


nice composition The road draws you to the sunset.


Apr 27, 2009 at 07:24 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · #342 Gravel Road


I am quite novice to HDR, and maybe a tiny bit intolerant to it. I do like the composition though! Good luck!


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · #342 Gravel Road


First ever submission? WOW! It's a great pic. Light, composition, subject, all the key elements blend in perfect harmony.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Apr 27, 2009 at 10:39 PM
Ianlacy
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · #342 Gravel Road


Woo! Comment explosion! Thanks all, I really appreciate the feedback -- it's quite encouraging.

Mike -- You're quite right. I went out to the lake without a tripod to shoot a camping event for an organization I was in while in college so I had to hand hold the three exposures. In doing that, I had to set the camera for high speed burst and hope for the best.

Again, thanks for all of your comments!



Apr 28, 2009 at 12:35 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · #342 Gravel Road


Love it. Great image good job.


Apr 28, 2009 at 05:38 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · #342 Gravel Road


Hand Held !!!!!!


Apr 28, 2009 at 10:10 AM
Ianlacy
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · #342 Gravel Road


Thanks! And yup, hand held lol.


Apr 28, 2009 at 01:54 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · #342 Gravel Road


I do some HDR myself, if I'm in the mood, and sometimes the results are very eye-appealing... I think this is quite good!


Apr 28, 2009 at 05:06 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · #342 Gravel Road


I think it's a fine balance between getting the HDR wow factor and taking it too far to where it looks a bit too intense and gaudy. I think you've crossed over into the latter territory. To my eye, a good HDR is one where you almost can't tell it's HDR - it's the sort of picure then that sells to a whole bunch of people who go "whoah" instead of limiting yourself to a smaller market of people who like things on the garish side. Mabe a slight desaturation? Just my tuppence.

Love the compostion though... top job!



Apr 28, 2009 at 09:15 PM
Ianlacy
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · #342 Gravel Road


Haha thanks for the comments. I totally agree with Flibble that a great HDR is one you can't really tell is HDR, but then I also look at that and wonder about the nature of HDR. One side of it is that HDR is a fantastic way to get full tonal range and preserve data you can't preserve with a single RAW. The other side of HDR is the controversial 'that's not photography' side. Sure, it's not photography in it's raw form, but it's an art form based on photography never-the-less. When I was composing this shot, the sunset was awe-inspiring and really struck me as beautiful. I was kicking myself for not having a tripod and having nothing around to attach my faithful gorillapod to and keep the same height for the shot. So because I couldn't get a crystal clear shot of the firey sunset in in it's raw, beautiful form, I decided to focus on composition and create an HDR image that sort of transcends the medium of photography. Desaturating is a good idea, since I wanted to focus more on composition for this shot, and believe me, I've made many renditions of the trio, but I liked this one the best. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I'll stand proudly in the smaller group of people who have an eye for things on the garish side. Cheers!

Ian



Apr 28, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · #342 Gravel Road


I really like the comp here very nice but for me the HDR is just a tad strong I enjoy HDR but for me there are images made and not made for HDR. I think a manual blend here may work real well. Just my thoughts

Ray Still



Apr 28, 2009 at 10:22 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · #342 Gravel Road


Hello,
A great first entry, the colors are lovely. I like HDR too especially when it isn't over done, and it's quite easy to over do it. I find your image a little dark, but it might just be my monitor. It is still a lovely scene. Nice work.
-Nick



Apr 28, 2009 at 11:56 PM
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