davebreal wrote in post #17267173
.... Has anyone here posted a well executed Canon DSLR photo that fails because of dynamic range? No.
If the image "failed" because of a lack of dynamic range, why would it be retained? IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/n7qMtX Bennetts Creek: Sunset with the Eos M
HDR and exposure blending exist to overcome dynamic range limitations (not including people who just like to look at technicolor vomit). Oftentimes there is a tradeoff that has to be made between highlight and shadow. Between getting the shot, or not. Between breaking out the filters and hoping that whatever sticks up into the gradient doesn't ruin the photo, or hoping you can bracket your shots before the scene changes.
Here's a perfect example of dynamic range limitations, from my own backyard. . . . . This image employes a -3 stop reverse grad ND and I still had to pull the sky in post:
, on Flickr
Here's another example of where a bit more dynamic range would have allowed be to grab the scene in one shot, rather than having to bracket multiple images:IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/edFtiP Tomorrowland Aglow
, on Flickr
I can post 'em up all day.
Of course, I clearly don't know what I'm talking about so. . . . . . . .