Thursday, 16 August 2012

To HDR Or Not?

I don't do this HDR thingy very much. I went through a phase a while back (didn't we all luvvy) and it produced some interesting results but like all things new, it all got a bit, well...tedious. Once people became aware of HDR they kind of kicked the arse out of it and you couldn't move for the HDR 'look' - you know what it looks like. Hell, some people made a whole career out of it!

Don't get me wrong, HDR is a superb tool for balancing out the highlights and shadows if used subtly but therein lies the key - subtlety. Images were being over processed to the point of ...yuk.

And so, at the risk of opening myself up to criticism, I produce for you an HDR processed photograph... or is it?