Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thursday Arch Series

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St. Louis' Gateway Arch in an HDR image. It doesn't exactly look like what my eyes and brain usually register as a photograph. You might think it was a painting. If I came upon this with no knowledge of the context, just looking at an image, I would be unsure whether it was interesting or trite junk. What do you think?

WHAT'S NICE ABOUT WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW: it's quiet. I'm in my home office, my son's old bedroom. There's just the ostinato of air in the ducts and my fingers on the keyboard. No other demands on my attention. It's quiet.

TOMORROW: HDR in perspective.

8 comments:

Olivier said...

bel effet, cela donne une sensation de film de fantastique.

nice effect, it gives a feeling of fantastic film.

Snapper said...

It really is a very painterly image. Well done as usual!

Wayne said...

The arch seems to be infinitely photographable. To my eye it looks like a professional photograph. I wouldn't have suspected it had been modified if you hadn't told us.

Andrew Simone said...

I love this. I hope you don't mind that I posted it (with attribution) over at clusterflock.org

Knoxville Girl said...

Yes, I see what you mean about it looking like a painting, and I'm trying to figure out why. Maybe the light on th arch seems to be - not flat, exactly, but more uniform than in a regular photo. (?)
Enjoy your quietude.

U "R" Us said...

Hmm. I really like the light on the foreground leg and the sky behind it. Something about the foreground trees make them look airbrushed or something though, in a not so good way. Perhaps the contrast between them and the sky, and especially the arch. Maybe a quirk of the HDR software or its use.

Tash said...

You've got super lighting on the arch today. Love the blush of color.

Mo said...

Great shot