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June 4, 2009
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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 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Featured here: [link] :hug:
VividThorn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this. Was the green color done with white balance or post processing?
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.
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?
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.
VividThorn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That makes sense. Thank you. :)
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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
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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