Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/22

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Subject: [Leica] the problem with HDR is ....
From: kcarney1 at (Ken Carney)
Date: Sat Mar 22 21:50:25 2008

I have been using HDR for a little less than a year now (Photomatix Pro).
It even seems to work even with the same raw image opened at different
levels, but anything other than a light touch results in a very painterly

Here is one taken with multiple exposures (burst of three, handheld).


> -----Original Message-----
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>] On Behalf Of Mark Rabiner
> Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 11:10 PM
> To: Leica Users Group
> Subject: Re: [Leica] the problem with HDR is ....
> HDR is not a "look" its a technique to get a much wider tonal range.
> If done with the proper degree of subtlety it should really not stand out
> as
> its own "look".
> More like a "gee they really kept the highlight detail in that shot didn't
> they?" kind of thing which is less of a big deal. Not a warm bang effect.
> Dropped bed or tilt selective focus....
> I think its very here today here tomorrow win win.
> I'd not put it in the same bag with light painting with fiber optics
> hoses;
> pan stitching, even if its the next menu item down in the tools section
> under Photoshop in BRIDGE.
> Not like IR black and white or the use of plastic cameras or Brownies.
> Or putting your prints in a copier and then copying those and then hand
> coloring the result. Then tap dancing on that.
> I think its a useful new tool - I'm looking forward to using.
> Last week I had some experiences in shooting where I wish I'd had the
> gumption, time and or tripod to try the HDR thing for the first time.
> There
> was a huge gamut I'd have liked to have kept from dark to light.
> Next week I will.
> I'm also loving stitching though in the past year with CS3. Both in pans
> landscape and in "stacking" verticals in architectural.
> Mark William Rabiner
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