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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #765 on: March 12, 2012, 06:38:26 PM »
Done, and thank you.

You're not far from me then -- sounds like Chester county, unless you're still in the city limits. I'm in Lancaster county. I live in a town but hope to soon live in the woods. :)

I'm in Delaware county, used to go out to Lancaster a lot when my mom was still alive (Amish country and the antique shops), and when there were stores worth going to at the outlets (Casio, Sony, Coleman).   I still try to get out there once a year to pick up some wine at the Nissley winery shop.


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #766 on: March 12, 2012, 06:50:41 PM »
Marty do you have a Tumblr account? Because really, you need to have one. :)

I was going to post  couple of your pics on mine but really a single post, even with a link to the archive like I was thinking of doing, doesn't really do them justice. :)


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #767 on: March 12, 2012, 07:41:26 PM »
Marty do you have a Tumblr account? Because really, you need to have one. :)

No I have enough accounts already  ;D, haven't even done Facebook yet...

What I need to do is update my website, time sure flies, I got a lot of great shots during my 2006 trip out to northern AZ that I still need to organize, pretty much hit every park between the Petrified Forest and the Grand Canyon.


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #768 on: March 13, 2012, 02:33:53 AM »
I got a lot of great shots during my 2006 trip out to northern AZ that I still need to organize, pretty much hit every park between the Petrified Forest and the Grand Canyon.
THAT... Had to have been Awesome!! :o


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #769 on: March 13, 2012, 02:54:23 PM »


Awesome, funny, creepy, terrifying? Probably all those and more.
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #770 on: March 13, 2012, 03:04:17 PM »




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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #771 on: March 15, 2012, 12:34:48 PM »
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #772 on: March 16, 2012, 11:53:29 AM »


100% Testa-Free! All alive, and all really sitting like that.
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #774 on: March 18, 2012, 05:00:36 PM »

Click the pic for more. :)


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« Reply #775 on: March 18, 2012, 05:19:51 PM »


100% Testa-Free! All alive, and all really sitting like that.
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #776 on: March 18, 2012, 05:27:33 PM »

All that, and his Mom STILL makes him wear his coat over his Halloween costume.



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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #777 on: March 20, 2012, 08:30:14 PM »


I see a lot of people bashing HDR for being nothing but a gimmicky effect, but I think it's pretty damn cool, especially when it doesn't overwhelm the overall photo.
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #778 on: March 20, 2012, 10:07:13 PM »
I see a lot of people bashing HDR for being nothing but a gimmicky effect, but I think it's pretty damn cool, especially when it doesn't overwhelm the overall photo.

It's been done for ages.  I guess since it's so much easier to do with digital vs. film it's getting overused a bit.  Used to have to cut out masks to cover up the areas of the paper you didn't want overexposed when making your prints, now since the imaging chip is the limiting factor you need to bracket your exposures and actually use the high and low images and merge them.

For a scene like this it's sort of necessary:


Sunset crater volcano near Flagstaff.  Dark trees, black ground, white clouds, pretty much impossible to get with a single exposure.


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #779 on: March 20, 2012, 10:28:07 PM »
Nice photo, Marty. Great depth.

I think the bashing started with photos that overused it to the point where it looked more like a video game rendering than a photograph. Unfortunately, like you said, it's likely being overused due to ease, and as a result, I think people are less and less discriminating between "good" and "bad" HDR and just throwing it all under the umbrella of gimmickry.
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