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I believe that any and every photographic technique will stand the test of time if and when the technique is used to express soulful, artistic vision (in the best sense of those terms). If the techniques are being applied out of idle curiosity, a desire to be the first on the block, a desire to plagiarize or copy an effect of another media, etc. then time will relegate the images and their makers to the trash bin. Don't think it's the techniques, in and of themselves, which time judges harshly - but their application. I have no doubt that an artist will produce some significant images using HDR. You may not even recognize it as such; because when the significant artist works - the technique usually disappears behind the art. Fond regards, George email@example.com www.imagist.com http://www.imagist.com/blog Picture A Week - www.imagist.com/paw_07 On Mar 21, 2008, at 6:50 PM, Kyle Cassidy wrote: > problem, or the trap, as i see it, is some of the very stylistic > HDR -- done well it looks like an oddly beautiful painting -- it's > captivating, and it gets a lot of attention, but i think it's going > to date very quickly and not age well. with things like that or the > tilt shift "ooh! we live in a tiny toy village!" effects is that > you need to get in quick, on the ground floor, with them before it > turns into the new Star Filter. > > Holgas have withstood the test of time and i think they will > continue to do so but I predict that stylized HDR is going to be > passe in a year, if not sooner.