A Canterbury view.

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Comments (50)

Herb Riddle on October 29, 2011

Poupinou, Christos, pradeep and Polifemo, many thanks for your comments, awards and visits here. Always good when visitors share my enthusiasm for capturing such scenes as this. I think you will all agree that my HDR gives a special prospective.

I must admit at not being too surprised, that it has not been accepted for GE. I am never sure of the reasons; perhaps the border, or is it the effect? I see much bigger borders and more obvious effects often in accepted GE pictures. Who can tell? It just means that many more people cannot share what you guys have seen here. Pity!

Greetings to you all, Herb

Irena Brozova on October 29, 2011

HDR OK... :-) like

Herb Riddle on November 1, 2011

Hello Irena, great that you like my view of our great Canterbury.

Best wishes, Herb

wilma1812 on November 3, 2011

I like this…..it’s very beautiful!

Looks like a painting

Kind regards, Wilma

Herb Riddle on November 3, 2011

Thank you so much Wilma. One of my biggest aims in photography was to get my pictures compared to paintings.

Best wishes, Herb

Steve Paxton on November 5, 2011

Nice its a view i would take as well. steve

Herb Riddle on November 5, 2011

Thanks Annie and Steve for your comments on this. I know you would take the same Steve but I wonder if you would have done it in HDR?

Cheers, Herb

Reiner Vogeley on November 9, 2011

Hi Herb, the photo is really beautiful, this is a great work. like 19

Best regards, Reiner

ej_watson on November 11, 2011

What a joy to see a HDR image that is not overdone and looking totally unnatural. You really have mastered this technique and here is the proof. Very well done.

Emil Watson, Melbourne Australia

someGuyinmasset on November 19, 2011

Yep I'm with the rest of them Herb.

Herb Riddle on November 19, 2011

Vanten, Reiner, Emil and Guy, your comments and awards Honour me.

Best wishes, Herb

逃离城市 on November 20, 2011


Free Wheels on December 17, 2011

I'm a big fan of HDR. I'm still learning and putting stuff on here gets you feedback. What I don't like is the : "it looks unnatural" type of comments, you then look at their stuff and find B&W pictures. Now that is unnatural, the world isn't Black and White:) or sepia. what you have done is given the great view character and made it amazing. L & YS

I've also had problems with getting certain pictures accepted on GE. I've taken them off and left a couple of months, put them back on and had them accepted.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


Herb Riddle on December 18, 2011

Flees -thank you for another visit to my humble gallery. I am honoured.

Mark, thanks for this comment that echo's my sentiments too (except, that I like B&W too, as it gives the author and viewer some artistic licence via there imagination.) I happen to think that HDR brings out more, not less, of the real scene as our eyes saw it. After all, as on here, I could see the contents of the shop on the left, people in the restaurant on the right and also the street and the cathedral, without changing into sunglasses etc - we all know what happens when we take a straight picture of a scene like this - the camera and medium selects what it can technically show us. The pity of it is, - we have got used to seeing life through standard camera shots and don't expect to see life re-created as we really did see them - as on here. (Only problem is - there are many jokers around who -for arts sake?, re-create scenes using HDR in an unnatural way. (Get of your high horse Herb!!!)

Many thanks for your awards and I take in what you say about GE.

Wishing you both, a Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year too. Herb

Free Wheels on December 18, 2011

Herb I don't have a problem with B&W, I'll use it if I think it'll do the picture justice. My problem is with people you tell you HDR is unnatual, and some how B&W isn't in the same category. I'm guilty as sin when it comes to over egging the HDR effects:)

Herb Riddle on December 18, 2011

Cheers again Mark. I didn't think you had any problems! Look forward to seeing your latest photo efforts too. Cheers, Herb

Lloyd Weeber on December 30, 2011

Your processing has done the street proud. I am jealous of your technical expertise.

Herb Riddle on December 30, 2011

Lloyd you comment honours me! Nice to see you here enjoying my work.

Wishing you a Happy New Year, Herb

EdwardTurJ on February 27, 2012

Good point of view!
Greetings from Czernowitz in Ukraine, Edward

Luppo Lui on March 1, 2012

ompressive composition


greetings, dietmar

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 25, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Herb Riddle
    • Camera: E-410
    • Taken on 2011/08/18 10:16:03
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 15.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100