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Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by RT_Panther, Oct 12, 2013.
I took a photo tour with Marc in the Eastern Sierras last winter. Amazing talent, great locations. The workshop was all about getting the image and what to do with it. As you are saying: remarkable images rarely have anything to do with the gear.
Impressive stuff. Good one RT.
Hmm. In certain ways I don't think he's doing anything "new" at all. Reminds me a lot of early 1900's pictorial landscapes. They used similar techniques of color replacement, compositing, and heavy image manipulation, camera movements and other out of the way methods. Personally I like the style, and the idea. But new? nope. Resurgence? I hope so. The dominance of a rigid aesthetic to reality has been going on far too long in landscape photography. HDR was our first steps to get away, now it's just getting easier by the year for all of us to do this type image. Especially as Wacom tablets gets better, editing software becomes more intuitive, and our hands become able to achieve our visions.
Man that sounds pretentious... sorry about that.
Hmmm.... when using a style/set of techniques that's so extreme, the results are going to be pretty hit-and-miss. As in, what's good is really good, and everything else won't be.
That said, I like a few of his shots, but it's like having the same, exotic dish at every meal.
RT... thanks, yet again, for bringing our attention to interesting articles far and wide! You are so great at doing this! :smile:
Oooh, the anti-HDR guys will not like this
I'm not an anti-HDR guy, but I find these images a bit too "faux". Impressive processing and some great composition, but a bit OTT for my taste.