The Magic Behind Reality
Kami Kochi, Nagano (Japan) | Fullscreen
What an amazing shot!
Thank you always for the comment Rabirius! I really appreciate it.
I’ve always wanted to capture the morning fog so I had to get up early but I guess it was worth it 🙂
Great shot! Great use of HDR on your shots. It is easy to overdo, but you do it well.
Thanks again IP!
It’s always a hard decision whether I should make it more realistic and edit less so it looks more photographic and natural. Or to make it more HDR-istic in order to get that dreamy look. If I can find the line in between, that would be the best, but I tend to overdo it a little. So your comment is a great pat on the back, thank you!
On that note, if you look through in the archives, my co-blogger (btw, she’s Idiot Photographer, I’m Tabula Rasa) had a great post on the subject of HDR a few weeks ago. We have discussed just that: the overuse of the process and how some turn their photos into cartoons with it. It’s a personal preference, but we think you get the balance right.
I see! Now it all make sense why you sometimes shoot in completely different styles. Sorry for my misunderstanding though, I didn’t realize you were working on your blog with a partner 🙂
I just read the article, very interesting topic. Like you also said in the comment, I think it really depends on defining what is real.
I don’t think there is an answer to this question, but this is what I think.
When we look at things or visit somewhere, we don’t just see but feel it with our senses. We smell the air of woods, feel the rain on our body, we hear the birds sing, we see the river flow. When all these senses are combined we feel as if it was more beautiful, more aesthetic, more colorful, etc than what it actually was. We interpret things with emotions, that’s why girls look even more prettier when drunk. Nah, just kidding 🙂 But I think HDR is good for expressing that personal emotions and feelings into a picture. Kind of like the Monet’s painting. Maybe it isn’t really a photography after all.
I agree, and have also used the painting analogy. HDR lets us capture more truly on film what we experience in the field. The question is, do we want our painting-photo to look more like an Ivan Albright, or the cloying, saccharine Thomas Kinkade? P.S, sometimes, everyone looks a little bit better when drunk 🙂
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