Thursday, December 10, 2015

Canyon Walls

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These are the buildings beside the square we saw yesterday. Above, the swanky Hyatt Hotel. Below, the very pleasant but less pretentious Drury Plaza Hotel, part of a regional chain.

Yesterday and today's photos are HDRs converted to black and white. They are three shots, taken at -1 2/3, 0 and +1 2/3 stops. Three of the four were converted with Photomatix, which can produce results from dramatic to garish (less risk with B&W). The Hyatt image is done with Photoshop's HDR Pro. That's better for simple balancing of strong lights and darks in a picture with high contrast. It makes for a more natural image but with less punch. I go back and forth.                    

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6 comments:

s.c said...

That second shot is really sparkling. Looks very good.

Bibi said...

Lovely ones again. Thanks for the processing info. I am always one or two steps behind on technology/editing programs.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fab shots here and yesterday's post Bob, sounds like a pretty complicated process though.. The newly restored area around the Arch looks so much better.

William Kendall said...

Both shots are real standouts, Bob.

Jack said...

Gee. I usually just click the shutter button and see what is there.

Luis Gomez said...

Love this editing Bob. Nicely done.