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Darkest Days by jzcj5 Darkest Days by jzcj5
This was my attempt at a HDR person... ~DelvaBar to be specific :)

I like it :)
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I feel slightly unsure about giving a star rating for Technique cause I know very little about HDR beyond a vague comprehension of how its done (without any experience to back it up, in my case) and an appreciation for how cool it looks when done well and with a big dose of colour.

I haven't seen many HDR images of people, so this feels very fresh to me. Many HDR pictures I've seen have a muted colour palette, something to do with the tone mapping or other technical aspects I know nothing about, but this one is vivid and bright, benefiting from a strong acidic palette.

The subject is very appealing, hinting at a bigger picture, a longer story. You've created a deliciously enticing and luminous picture which I stared at for quite a while before collecting my thoughts and starting to type.

I know we haven't known each other for long so I may be premature in saying this, but you seem to have hit on a very striking and memorable personal style with this photo, something I can't quite put into words but would love to see more of.
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Hfeather53 Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Featured here: [link] :hug:
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VividThorn Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this. Was the green color done with white balance or post processing?
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jzcj5 Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The green was from the reflection off of the ferns around the building. It was a great place to shoot. The post was simply some "fake" HDR with multiple raw exposures and some light tonal changes in photoshop.
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VividThorn Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very interesting. What is the difference between "fake" and "real" HDR? I thought if you combined multiple exposures it was "real." Did you use a flash?
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jzcj5 Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
By using camera raw to make multiple jpeg exposures you can get an HDR effect but not actually taking physically multiple exposures.
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VividThorn Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That makes sense. Thank you. :)
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thefrostbitten Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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jzcj5 Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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hey jason! long time no talk, hope things are well! this definitely looks great :) i actually saw this featured here [link] and recognized it as yours right away haha
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jzcj5 Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah... that guy/girl never asked my permission about that but eh... I also think that most of the HDR pictures in there are crap. That aside, it is flattery. :) How have you been?
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