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Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by JayPeg, Apr 25, 2013.
The first is a little overcooked for my taste, but unlike the composition. The second isn't really a scene that requires extending your camera's dynamic range.
I agree that the first image is simply "too much" HDR, it doesn't look natural, particularly with the extreme blue shading. That's not to say it's a bad image, but my tastes with regard to HDR are to achieve a very subtle look that simply compensates for the sensors ability to capture light in the same way that the eye does. That image screams "HI, I'M AN HDR SHOT."
The second is much more pleasing.
I like them both, and doubt either is HDR.
The first is a spooky blue tonemap, nice in the way that IR-converted cameras sometimes take scenes.
The second looks like a long exposure with normal dynamic range. I like the cold hazy misty stuff blowing from the rooftop.
Interesting - I prefer the second, but I do like the first. It's a bit extreme but sometimes that has its' own artistic value. Nice!
I think the first would be much better without the bluish tint. Did you use some kind of a filter? I like the dramatic effect, but would remove the tint in post.