I can’t tell a lie…This isn’t the Bloody Mary I drank when I first got up this morning…This is the one I photographed after the first one had restored me a bit…Friday night strikes again. Anyway..Freshly squeezed tomato, thick rim of table salt, tablespoon and a half of Lea & Perrins, teaspoon of Tabasco, parsley, (celery is for girls,) and a splash of Ketel One Vodka…OK, two splashes. Never fails.
Photo wise this was hand held with a bit of flash…f6.3 and 1/60th, 175 mm with a Sigma 18-250 on a Nikon D5000. Bottles were about 2 feet behind the glass. I posted a second version in Gallery 1 which I photoshopped a bit more.
Oh, it didn’t go to waste, I drank this one as well and then had a snooze..
High dynamic range photography is getting more and more popular with amateurs and professionals alike but it does seem to polarize opinion.
The Autumn stock shoot I did at the start of the month, (a few examples in Gallery 1), was mainly straight single image shooting, but, I did start to experiment with 3X and some 6X HDR merges, (the largest of the images in Gallery 1 was a 6x merge)….
I was pretty happy with the results but even after removing ‘ghosts’ in Photoshops HDR feature I still feel the overall impression is one of unreality as opposed to hyper-reality..Though this can be effective on some shots I think that HDR pretty much always ends up adding a fantasy element which, for me, rules it out as a technique in the majority of situations.
It would be interesting to hear what others think….Is it as general purpose a technique as enthusiasts seem to reckon or is it over-used..(especially in advertising where it seems every other shot is HDR)?