December 9, 2010

The Stair Whisperer’s Story

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I wanted to dip back into the archives today for a couple of reasons.

First, it’s been a long time since I’ve shot in the Mills of Lawrence. I needed some motivation to get back at that project, so I decided to go back through some older Lightroom catalogs, where I found the original brackets for this image.

Which brings me to the second reason for posting this particular image.

OnOne Software recently released an update to their suite. Among the new features are a handful of HDR presets, designed by my friend and OnOne’s staff photographer and curriculum manager, Brian Matiash. One of the presets is named “The Stair Whisperer’s Story.”

I am the Stair Whisperer. So named, by Brian, for my obsession with photographing old staircases and stairwells. I can’t help it. Its who I am. Its what I do.

So I decided to process the image and run it through “The Stair Whisperer’s Story” preset. It almost made me cry.

Thank you, Brian, for making me (almost) famous.

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  1. Great image – nice diagonal, stairy composition. I would love to see the original so I can determine if the “Stair Whisperer’s Story” does actually increase the Lussierness of the image appreciably.

  2. Love the application of your preset, Bob. That little bit of blown out detail above does a nice job of drawing the eye up through the frame.

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