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Subject: [Leica] the problem with HDR is ....
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Sat Mar 22 11:11:12 2008
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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  

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,
Picture A Week -

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.

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