There’s not a lot I could tell you about this photograph except that it was taken in Musandam on a very cloudy day when heavy rain clouds were hanging low above the beach. I found these massive boulders and I managed to climb in between them only to find this small sandy beach that felt a bit claustrophobic, particularly with the clouds being so low and dark.
Just like in the photo above, HDR photography seems to be between a rock and a hard place. I just finished reading Trey’s post about how his photograph got disqualified from the Smithsonian photography contest because it was an HDR image, although he did submit it under the “Altered images” category. That got me thinking about how HDR photography is regarded by many as a sort of a foolish experiment. I agree that there are plenty of terrible HDR photos out there and the potential for over-the-top processing is high. However, there are so many people using HDR as a subtle way of adding something extra to their photos, with some amazing results. Do I need to mention Chromasia again?! What’s your opinion about HDR? Is it just a phase that will fade away or is it here to stay?