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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 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Featured here: [link] :hug:
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VividThorn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this. Was the green color done with white balance or post processing?
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jzcj5 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That makes sense. Thank you. :)
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thefrostbitten Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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jzcj5 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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xiguahulu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
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 Featured By Owner 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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usernamehereplease Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
i said "wow" out loud when i saw this
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jzcj5 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Im glad you like this one :)
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M-I-R-I-E-L Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
:wave: Hello there! I just want to let you know that I've featured this wonderful photo in my journal - you can find it here. :rose:
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jzcj5 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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M-I-R-I-E-L Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
My pleasure! :)
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LACYDRAWERS Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional Writer
Sometimes there are not enough words that can express what a picture means to me..
I do know that the essence of Art comes from the artist who enriches a piece with emotion and their unique conception.
They then bring forth colour and definition and the clarity that enables us, the viewer, to appreciate the beauty before us.
Know that when I :iconlovefavsplz: it is because I enjoy your piece immensely...:iconpandabearwaffles:
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jzcj5 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D That sounds about right

Thank you
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The colors in this shot are amazing. It has a sad dark feel, but bright colors...so I guess it has a bit of a unique feel to it.
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jzcj5 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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AsylumWitch Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
:faint: Wow.

Jason, this is AWESOME!! No lie, I think this is my new favorite of yours.

She looks fantastic. The pose, the dress, her eyes, everything and that amazing acid green tone...perfect.

Brilliant work! :clap:
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jzcj5 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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AsylumWitch Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Welcome. :-)
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AerithQueenOfCetra Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Simply incredible! The expression on her face is incredibly moving and I love the colouring, it just seems to bring out all the little details, particularly her eyes. Just beautiful :)
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jzcj5 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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ruabuddha Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice shot. The expression, pose, and composition are excellent. I like the model and the green-ish light works well with her wishful look - almost conjuring up ideas of jealousy or desire for something. :thumbsup:
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jzcj5 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! This was an experiment with HDR. I havent had a successful HDR person yet so this one is kinda cool for me but it seems like other people like it too :)
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Xerces Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
this looks awesome in HDR- great colours and emotion
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jzcj5 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :) I know this has that over processed look, but I havent played with HDR in ages!
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Xerces Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
every time i play with it, the images seem to look no different ¬_¬
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jzcj5 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
are you using photomatix 3 or photoshop? Photoshop does not do a very good job at HDR. Its the tone mapping that makes the crazy look :)
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Xerces Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
ah- i use photoshop, so that might be the problem! i'll have to check out photomatix =D
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jzcj5 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You can download it for free (with a couple watermarks that you can usually clone out)
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Xerces Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
i shall check it out! thanks :-)
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FireDragoness Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
I think it's perfect !
The colors, the expression... Perfect ! :+fav:
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Riffo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Great concept and execution.
Beautiful colors palette.
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jzcj5 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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Riffo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
My pleasure
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Dekiams Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
i like the idea very much of it as well as the expression in her eyes,BUT i think it might look better in b&w and not that greenish light :)
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jzcj5 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The green is something that was one of my favorite aspects to this image. I love green tones :D
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Dekiams Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
oh :/

well then i guess just leave it as it is.it looks perfect.
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jzcj5 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I actually tried it in B&W and it lost a little... I do appreciate your input :)
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