Sunday, February 15, 2009

When photography transcends the genre and becomes art

Still on an HDR mission (well, I have really just begun), I decided to explore the boundaries of HDR photography. It was Valentine's Day yesterday so for all lovers and families out there, you would have plenty of photo opportunities to shoot the beautiful roses and tulips and have fun with HDR like me.

Here is an example of nature's gifts tone mapped using Photomatix HDR software. I like the "dreamy" look of the tulips and I think it would look good on greeting cards. It is going into my permanent collection :) a happy thought on an otherwise dreadful cold rainy Sunday in San Jose.

"When photography transcends the genre and becomes art"


  1. This is a lovely photo with great color and nice, flowing lines. It's not obviously HDR but to me looks like a really good high-key photo. I'm getting more and more intrigued by HDR as I see the range of possibilities.

  2. thanks, Celeste, and also your earlier tip on where to get a discount for Photomatix. I am accumulating my HDRs and when I have a decent 30 pix I will buy the license so I can remove the watermark and add mine. Working on putting these pix on a photo website. JC