One of my biggest beefs with poorly rendered HDR is how completely flat it looks. I’ve seen some VERY well done HDR… but this isn’t one of them. SO let’s crop out some horrendous background (thank you for that) and make it all 3d with some carefully placed shadows. Still out of focus, still overprocessed… but hey – he did some photoshop tricks! It just begs the question… why?
This probably would’ve been a cool image if it weren’t for the unnecessary ridiculous post-processing shenanigans.
Personally, I believe the HDR hole should fall BELOW the 0% line.
Out of focus, no real subject or idea… but HDR the SHIT out of and it RAWWWWKS! \m/(-.-)\m/
So assuming one can overlook the off-centeredness and bizarre depth of field happening, I’d like to know why it is one would bother going through the eyebleed inducing HDR process for a matte sheet metal looking sky behind the building aura.
This friend, is intervention time. Save yourself the embarrassment of further badly overprocessed photos making their way into your portfolio and make this your last HDR. One day you’ll thank me.
We should have laws protecting children from HDR. Why anyone would want to turn this cute little girl into one who looks like she rolled in mud, with a mustache and some strange halo is beyond me.