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Tucked In (HDR)

Uploaded by: Hurricane765

Saturday June 14, 2014

Islandia, NY (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Just a simple shot of a sunset at Honeysuckle Pond. It is slightly more processed than my average photo to draw out as much color as I could. What do you guys think? When does an HDR image cross the line into becoming digital art?

Manufacturer: NIKON CORPORATION

Model: NIKON D200

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.3 (Windows)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/30 sec.

FNumber: f/4.5

Exposure Program: Aperture priority

ISO Speed Ratings: 100

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Shutter speed: 4.91 EV (APEX: 5, 1/30 sec.)

Aperture: 4.34 EV (f/4.5)

Metering Mode: Center-Weighted Average

Flash: Flash did not fire.

Focal Length: 18.0 mm

SubSecTimeOriginal: 40

SubSecTimeDigitized: 40

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Manual white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00

Focal Length In 35mm Film: 27

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Subject Distance Range: Unknown

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18. Hurricane765
2:44 AM GMT on June 19, 2014
@LarryD, I know the feeling and going through my photos you can see that up until recently, I was usually sacrificing one or the other, especially when it came to sunsets. I am only now trying to add in that extra punch with the foreground too.
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17. Hurricane765
2:42 AM GMT on June 19, 2014
@relishthejourney, All good points and it is true that the definition varies from person to person so it is a challenge to have a positive affect on as many people as you can
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16. Hurricane765
2:40 AM GMT on June 19, 2014
@llpj04, I agree for the most part though it is more what I want others to see and feel so I always keep that in mind as well
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15. Hurricane765
2:35 AM GMT on June 19, 2014
Thank you everyone, I am going to a lot of you guys but first this is the first photo I ever uploaded to WU that actually does not look like the actual photo on my computer. The color is off and more muted in tones. Wonder why that is...
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14. LarryD
11:25 AM GMT on June 17, 2014
I have shot many images similar to this. Your HDR is more like what the eye sees when you are actually there. With the camera you are forced to have a nice sunset and a black foreground, or a nice foreground and a blown out sunset. Your treatment makes it more in line with what I would actually see. I think it is well done. I hate over done HDRs but this one is just right. Good job.
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13. Kennebunker
11:15 AM GMT on June 17, 2014
Very well done, Daniel! You conveyed the brightness of the moment beautifully with your HDR. Kudos, and AC congratulations to you.
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12. Homarus
9:25 AM GMT on June 17, 2014
Works for me, nicely done!
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11. rmwags
12:21 AM GMT on June 17, 2014
Nice HDR... Beautiful.. Congrats
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10. windchimes1
8:43 PM GMT on June 16, 2014
This is a beauty. AC Congratulations
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9. Biskitten
7:53 PM GMT on June 16, 2014
Absolutely stunning capture - AC Congrats, Daniel!
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8. relishthejourney
7:23 PM GMT on June 16, 2014
To my mind, this is just right. The HDR enhances the range of values as our eyes do naturally, but it's not gritty and overdone. Kudos on your restraint. And on a beautifully composed scene!

Now, to your question, What is art? I suppose you want it in 25 words or less, lol. I struggle with that as a painter. My personal definition is that "art" goes beyond technical skill and communicates a universal feeling, mood, or message to other people. That's it. You can have the most exact rendering of a scene possible, but if it doesn't evoke a response in the viewer, it's more fine craft than fine art.

And it doesn't have to be traditionally beautiful. Look at the painting "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso. Nothing beautiful about it, and it's painted with only black, white, and blue. But you - anyone - immediately recognize that war is hell. It communicates, which (to me) puts it on a higher level than decoration.

That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. lol
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7. snosno
6:48 PM GMT on June 16, 2014
AC congrats on this beauty!
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6. trailhiker44
6:18 PM GMT on June 16, 2014
Beautiful use of HDR - the composition is stunning and the image is eye-catching !
Update: CONGRATULATIONS on your AC , Daniel !!!
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5. Doesiedoats
6:15 PM GMT on June 16, 2014
I quite agree with Charlotte, your image here is very beautiful and you did well.

Congratulations on your new AC.
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4. denvereye
6:15 PM GMT on June 16, 2014
Hooray for professing it is HDR and the results which are the intended use of HDR.
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3. TPB
6:06 PM GMT on June 16, 2014
Cool shot ! wouldn't have thought it was HDR ?
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2. llpj04
5:53 PM GMT on June 16, 2014
tough question Daniel and the answer lies in the eyes of the beholder I think. Yours however is a beautiful use of HDR.
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1. canuckjune
5:15 PM GMT on June 16, 2014
I have seen a few shots lately that were definitely HDR overdone and they look phony like cheap postcards, but for me I think this one is just right. Nice shot. Arlene
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UPDATED 7/5/13: Hello fellow photography lovers from all four corners of the globe! I am a 23 year old weather and nature photographer and just recently graduated from The State University at Oneonta with a Bachelors Degree in Meteorology. I have now been shooting for five straight years and have made outstanding progress in my art through various techniques, strategies, perspectives, and learning about photography as a whole. I was a photographer for the college at Oneonta in my last semester as a way of attracting prospective students but that ended upon my graduation. Also, I am planning my third local exhibition This sums me up in a nutshell so please, if you have of ~30 of my photos (though still no buyers haha). This is just a brief summary so please, if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or anything else, feel free to message me and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Until then, keep shooting & Keep An Eye to the Sky Enjoy my photos? I have created a Facebook Page specifically for my photography called "Keep An Eye to the Sky". All of my pictures will be there, minus the GIFs unfortunately. Please feel free to become a fan and browse through my many photos from sunsets to birds to even lightning. Here is a direct AND revised link:"http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brentwood-NY/Keep- An-Eye-to-the-Sky/86982928692?ref=nf" - Hurricane Create your own visitor map!

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