Loch Achray by Tim Haynes Via Flickr: Drive road. Turn corner. See view. Find parking spot. Grab camera. Trot back and take photo. Admire light and reflection.
Such is the way of the roadside photographer, anyway
OMG I was watching Descendants 2 yesterday on my laptop. I was using the on demand feature I have with my tv provider and as I was watching I noticed a selection for the movie format in the top left corner. I don’t remember why, but I changed the format and suddenly the color and picture quality of the movie became extremely vibrant. The reds, greens, purples, blues, etc of all their costumes and the background deepened as if the entire film had been put under an HDR filter, but without the added grittiness. It was visually stunning and I was a bit taken aback. I was initially at the part of the movie where It’s Goin’ Down was about to happen, but what confused me was somehow I viewing a scene I hadn’t seen before. I’ve watched Descendants 2 probably 20 times, so I knew it wasn’t as if I’d missed something. In this new scene, Uma was on her ship singing a song I hadn’t heard before. It suddenly occurred to me that it must be a deleted scene.
What's the most overused/tired effect used by architecture photographers that you've noticed?
I think even the most overused effect can result in a wonderful photograph in the right hands but (personal preferences to follow) I am not a big fan of HDR filters, infrared photography or
fisheye lenses that distort the basic geometries of the building (unless there is a cat involved!).