March 18, 2011

Window to the Smokestacks


This image is an old one – reprocessed last night. Time away from it has made me appreciate it.

I had given up hope on it shortly after I shot it. I processed the brackets then tossed the results. I’m not sure what I was expecting. Maybe, being so new to HDR at the time, I was hoping to create an image that would make me say WOW! Look at all those AWESOME (ridiculously surrealistic) COLORS!

Back then I got mixed results from my HDR processing. For some shots, I got well balanced, deeply textured image that conveyed what I saw in my mind’s eye. For others, my technical skills prevented me from reigning in the light and making the image work.

That’s what HDR — capturing the light and controlling it.

Processing skills aside, this image works for me now. Hope it works for you.

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  1. This is lovely. Both the glow coming off the window onto the bricks and the obscure structures in the back really add to the overall atmosphere of this image. Awesome job!

  2. I love it Bob. I truly love brickwork and this image has some great yet subtle brickwork to enjoy. The muted focus of the smokestacks leaves me full of questions… which is perfect! I love the mystery! Great photo my friend, top drawer.