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Feb 10, 2019 07:07 |  #1

It seems incredible that only 7 or 8 years ago some of us were posting Painerly and Grungey stuff with shed-loads of noise and horrendous halos. In case you have forgotten, this is how they looked.


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There was also the dreaded Photomatix "glow". I spenty hours trying to eliminate it
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Machinery was very popular too
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It is hard to find images like this now except in old galleries on the web that have not been touched for years. I for one, don't regret that the days of over-saturation and all the othere excesses are now gone.

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Feb 11, 2019 10:29 |  #2

I'm not sure it's all gone . Same products still available and can still produce the same results . What matters is people that are still working with HDR creations have either become better at their editing and taking better captures for HDR processing .

Photmatix has come a long ways from 7 yrs. ago and mainly it's just a matter of learning how to use the program . Many other HDR programs are also on the market and improved . Topaz Adjust is one of them as well as all the line Topaz now has . At first Machinery was really good until some people like me refused to pay for upgrades every year when all the other programs are still running free upgrades and Machinery has always been the most finicky about making their upgrade download and install correctly without problems and having to re-insert the key .

Also over all the years I've known about HDR the subject itself has been at center attention of what exactly is real HDR and how good it is . In the past monitors have changed tremendously as to what type they are and they also have become easier to work with and need almost no adjusting except in the eyes of the owner . Everyone has their own thought of what color is best and how it looks projected on a monitor screen . Yep , very touchy subject !




  
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Feb 11, 2019 11:44 |  #3

Yes, software authors have made huge improvements.

But I am thankful that "pushed" HDR is very rare now.


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Feb 11, 2019 12:09 |  #4

Fads come and go and photography is prime for fad explosions. Who remembers things like selective coloring, Instagram filter abuse, Victorian chair in a field or RR track HS senior portraits, planking, and so many more. They all have their 15 minutes and then fade into nothingness.


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Feb 11, 2019 13:10 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #5

LOL!


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Feb 11, 2019 20:51 |  #6

Back when the HDR bug started, I was fascinated by it, and even though some it looked absolutely horrible, there were those pioneers that really did make some creations look fantastic.

Nowdays, I stay away from software based HDR, and hand layer my images at varying exposures. I find that I get a better look, and I can get much closer to my "vision", than using some software to do it for me.

Plus, I cannot stand "glowies".. {shudders}




  
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Feb 12, 2019 04:32 as a reply to  @ txsizzler's post |  #7

I'm with you.

I suppose "glowing" was okay if your images lacked resolution! I fought it tooth and nail.


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