I’m reading A Photo Editor’s post from this week, and I’m finding myself a bit split on the main phrase of the post (“HDR needs to go the way of the animated gif and blinking HTML text”).
On the one hand, I agree. There’s some atrocious HDR work out there. I would know, I’ve made a lot of it! But on the other, I’ve seen people take those “overly tone mapped” images and make beautiful art. I’m not only referring to abstracts, one of the things that HDR will allow you to do is amplify barely-visible objects. Sundogs, for example, can be brought out better in HDR. Same goes for some rainbow shots.
So I’m split. But I’m also put off by the… arrogance of some of the comments. Maybe arrogance isn’t the right word – it’s the refusal to accept or appreciate other people’s tastes in imagery.
And yes, this is a link to a blog that’s linking to another blog. Somehow the circle must be completed.