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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

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Holymoly wrote:

I think it's a bit sad when a thread on photographs becomes a discussion about HDR and whether it's a valid form of photography.

 

I remember when I switched from film to digital and the purists would argue that ANY interference from Photoshop destroyed the art. It's all a matter of degree.

 

If a particular individual's preference for highly stylised HDR offends you then that is your opinion and perhaps you are missing the point. Infra red, black and white, soft focus, even polarised are all techniques that alter the final image away from the original scene. HDR is the new kid on the block and could be argued is introducing a new art form distinct from old school photography.

 

Personally I love using Lightroom and Photoshop to produce an image of which I am proud. It isn't neccessarily just an exercise in faithfully reproducing the subject to the n'th degree.


I think you're the one missing the point. The reason for submitting photos to a thread like this is to find out what other people think of them, to try to understand what works and what doesn't. Ernie's four pictures all work, to one degree or another; the original picture that kicked off the discussion is, in my opinion, much less successful, for the reasons I stated. You're obviously free to disagree on artistic grounds or to challenge my analysis of the technical issues underlying the shot. But to lament the fact that I expressed an opinion different from yours makes no sense. The bottom line is that the moderator wanted to start a discussion by posting the original picture, and she succeeded in doing exactly that.

 

Bob
Boston, Massachusetts USA
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Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

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"I think it's a bit sad when a thread on photographs becomes a discussion about HDR and whether it's a valid form of photography."

 

Why?  This is a public forum. It sole purpose is discussion and opinions. Besides info and tips on how to do photography.

Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. 

 

"Personally I love using Lightroom and Photoshop ..."

 

I am right there with you. All of my photos go through LR and/or PS. 100% Smiley Happy

 

Speaking of IR, how's this?

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EOS 10D with IR conversion. ef 17- 40mm f4L. 20mm, f11, 1/100, and ISO 100.  RAW conversion done in DPP and edited in PS.

 

A lot of Canon stuff. Along with, a lot of other stuff.
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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

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EOS 10D with IR conversion. ef 17- 40mm f4L. 20mm, f11, 1/100, and ISO 100.  RAW conversion done in DPP and edited in PS.

A lot of Canon stuff. Along with, a lot of other stuff.
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Registered: ‎10-20-2015

Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

Obviously you've never seen a sunset in Arizona or New Mexico because this is nothing... there are colors like that, it's just amazing! I don't know if you live in a cave or not but you need to get out more.
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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

This was taken off my front porch in California, I live in the desert, with my Samsung Galaxy S6 and it wasn't photoshopped this is all natural. You should see the ones that I get up with my Canon 6D..

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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

Show us the 6D ones then, though you did not travel very far it seems. 8^)

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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

No it didn't! I have hundreds of pictures of sunsets and that's exactly what they look like from my front porch on a good day! My phone did not process anything that is exactly what I saw with my human eyes.
In fact it was probably better with my eyes but no it wasn't processed. You obviously don't get out much.
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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

I travel all over the country cuz I'm a truck driver but I also do photography but I was just proving a point and then I get called a liar. First of all I don't even use Photoshop because I don't like to put fake pictures out there I take my photos once in awhile I cross them or separate them a little bit if they're too washed out that's it. Because if I Photoshop my photos then they aren't what I took and they aren't authentic so I don't believe in it. When it comes to Black and White I'll take my photos in black and white that's just how I see things.
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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

Sorry using voice to text I crop them or saturate them if they're a little too washed out.
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