Standing Tall...Cowboy at Large

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  1. NJMAN

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    This is one of my latest. This guy was so great to work with and a lot of fun to shoot. C&C always welcome. Thanks for looking. I really appreciate it! :)

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    Thank for looking! :)

    NJ
     
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    Whats your secret? Will you share. I'm working on HDR I havent nailed it like you have.
     
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    HDR is turnign into the new selective coloring, oh no! i think this picture wuld have been fine normal, why the HDR? WHY?!
     
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    Hi zenny,
    I wish I could tell that I have a secret, but I dont. Each image is different with me, and I go through slightly different steps each time depending on the type of image. In previous posts, I have mentioned that its really just a song and dance between the Illumination, Gamma, Light smoothing, and Strength controls. And that could change drastically or slightly with the next image. I appreciate your questions. If you have any more, please feel free to ask away. :)

    Not sure what you mean by the selective coloring. Why HDR? Well, there are a lot of reasons for me. I love to work with the increased dynamic range. To shed more light on the shadow areas and make the sky rich with color. To make the image more like what my eyes really saw. I also like to push it just enough to give it that "larger than life" look. I also like the different reactions that I get from posting these, such as the one you are giving now. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. Thank you, justxjoey. :)
     
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    Overall nice job. Was his shirt pink? It has a pink hue to it or maybe its just my monitor...Anybondy else see pink?
     
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    Thanks Deadeye. :) Yeah, I think there is a bit of a magenta hue there. Thanks for catching that. I need to whiten that up more. Thanks for commenting.

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    Man, I think you found your niche!!!
     
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    what i ment by the selective colorign thing is that its gettign over done. i havent seen any of your other images but this one jsut seems over the top as far as HDR goes, culd have made a great shot non hdr maybe. anyways, if you liek it thats what matters!
     
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    Thanks heip! It means a lot, thank you.

    Thanks for the feedback joey. I know what your are saying. I am planning to post more from this series a little later, which are non HDR. I value your opinion, and thank you for the followup post. :)
     
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    Can you post the original, too? :)
     
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    Ok, here is the original. This is one of 3 exposures where the exposure meter was set to 0.

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    NJ, I LOVE the HDR on this shot. I opened up the thread and then I seen the photo and I was "blown away". Wow, just wow!!!!!

    I think HDR for this shot makes the guy stand out from the background and it also makes the sky look like its glowing.
     

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