Middle East Travel Photography
December 26, 2008 7:46 PM   Subscribe

Momentary Awe ― travel photography from more than 20 countries by Catalin Marin.

Also in flash format.
posted by netbros (10 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I like the ones that aren't photoshopped all to hell.
posted by Hollow at 8:10 PM on December 26, 2008

I didn't think they were photoshopped. I was under the impression they were that technique called HDR, which is something I really know nothing about but it probably does involve photoshop.

It's supposed to look the most realistic but most people seem to just bleach and contrast the hell out of them. These are nice.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 8:36 PM on December 26, 2008 [1 favorite]

HDR dreck. No thank you.
posted by photoslob at 8:47 PM on December 26, 2008

Yes, he uses HDR. For example, his photo of the Taj Mahal.
posted by netbros at 8:48 PM on December 26, 2008

You know who else liked HDR?
posted by killdevil at 9:08 PM on December 26, 2008

HDR is not so bad. It is definitely a stylistic representation of subject matter.

Still, this photographer is technically solid.

It is interesting that he chose to shoot "The TAJ" from the exact same spot that everyone else does. Why? There are so many photos from that angle....

I beg the world, no more Taj Mahal photos from that spot! No more!
posted by Khazk at 9:19 PM on December 26, 2008

His flickr collection separates the HDR images from the rest.
posted by euphorb at 9:51 PM on December 26, 2008

HDR is like having a robot do the optimal dodge/burn job for you in the dark room, only perhaps better since you (if you're doing it properly) have bracketed exposures to give your image more range. I like it. Like any photographic tool it's possible to abuse it, and since it's new of course people are still releasing work with rough edges.

It applies nicely to motion pictures, too.
posted by mullingitover at 9:53 PM on December 26, 2008 [1 favorite]

So dissapointed that this wasn't showing Caitlin Moran's HDR photography. So dissapointed.
posted by jimbaud at 3:24 AM on December 27, 2008

Image > Adjust Saturation > Eyeburn
posted by ook at 2:47 PM on December 27, 2008

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