Larry the Mechanic

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    HDR tend to have a gritty effect on portraits. Larry has impeccable grooming habits, when he isn't allowing his beard to grown in for a weekend hunting trip. He had to sit very still while I manually adjusted the exposure for each shot. A tripod was used.

    chrisb12104, photoshopfan, Carl Carl, and 35 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Carl Carl 73 months ago | reply

      this is a perfect HDR. Very very nice work!

    2. dmytri.hryciw [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      honestly, i have nothing against the photograph, i think its great, but hdr just shouldn't be used for people. i feel like it simply isn't photographically successful, and that its WAY too gimmicky. i wish i could see one of the actual shots... i bet they'd be a lot better.

    3. snappybex 73 months ago | reply

      I disagree with dmytri, I really like HDR people portraits. It brings out something in the subject and draws you in. I think this is a really great shot.

      I LOVE your art!
      You are invited to post your picture in our pool!

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    4. millenia469 71 months ago | reply

      The texture is fine throughout. The subject has a blue collar profession, The gritty texture gives a fairly accurate portrayal of most peoples cast for societal grunt roles. Very well done.

    5. duckforcover 71 months ago | reply

      Funny how mechanic's look the same all round the world.
      Terrific processing and image.

    6. Chris Cowell [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      Fantastic work on this, keep it up!

    7. Jimbography ;-) 70 months ago | reply

      i read alot of mixed feelings here.. personally i say, great job!

    8. chrisarellano 70 months ago | reply

      The great thing about this picture is its humble beginnings. Many people insist that HDR's are only possible with SLR cameras that shoot in the RAW format. This is clearly not the case as this picture illustrates. It was created with a common point and shoot camera utilizing the .jpg format.

    9. Samuel Hervás 70 months ago | reply

      Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado Retratos en HDR y nos encantaría agregar esto al grupo.

    10. Tim Noonan 70 months ago | reply

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    11. Misty Stone Documentary Photography 70 months ago | reply

      HDR is works on a photo or it doesnt and then there is the case of people over processing a great photo that they shouldnt have.
      Not sure I like the HDR on this photo. It seems more of a photojournalism shot and the hdr takes away from that. Its a bit over processed IMO. Less is more for this type of work.

      And I agree with the very first comment from ils_fl

    12. chrisarellano 69 months ago | reply

      It would be interesting to compare those for and against HDR. With the dominance of digital photography it would seem that most photographers would be open to the idea of manipulation but it seems that there are still many purists who prefer unedited photos despite the limiations of digital.

    13. Donalee Hallenbeck 69 months ago | reply

      Did you use the Photoshop tool for the HDR merge? Or did you use another software?

      Have you seen Dan Burkholder's work from New Orleans?

      Fantastic work.

    14. chrisarellano 69 months ago | reply

      Hi Donalee,

      Search for "Photomatix". It seems to be the HDR photographer's tool of choice. I usually send images back to photoshop for editing after Photomatix treatment. Dan's images are haunting and seem well suited to HDR. Thanks for sharing.

    15. wontonspringroll 66 months ago | reply

      wow, nice shot, must have been difficult to sit that still

    16. CaptainBeefEater 66 months ago | reply

      Wow that looks cool!

    17. Sunset Sailor 52 months ago | reply

      Very nicely done, HDR.

    18. pcabot 51 months ago | reply

      Impressive HDR !
      Wow, doing a portrait is very innovative !

    19. GraffitiLight 21 months ago | reply

      This is an awesome shot!

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