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Twin towers

No more HDR today, I'm still puzzled by the results and not sure I like the effect. So here we have a plain old normal photo - straight out from the camera with hardly any processing (just a bit of cropping to center the image and enhance the feel of symmetry).

How did I get the colours I hear you say? Well, actually, I didn't do anything special. All I did was go there in the late afternoon when the light is a bit warmer (more yellow). Because of the bright surface of the cathedral walls, the sky looks very dark in comparison. In fact, I was quite surprised that the contrast came out this well.

No touch up tricks on the computer needed at all. I'm beginning to wonder if HDR is worth all the hype when you can get this straight out of the camera. What do you think?

Twin towers

No more HDR today, I'm still puzzled by the results and not sure I like the effect. So here we have a plain old normal photo - straight out from the camera with hardly any processing (just a bit of cropping to center the image and enhance the feel of symmetry).

How did I get the colours I hear you say? Well, actually, I didn't do anything special. All I did was go there in the late afternoon when the light is a bit warmer (more yellow). Because of the bright surface of the cathedral walls, the sky looks very dark in comparison. In fact, I was quite surprised that the contrast came out this well.

No touch up tricks on the computer needed at all. I'm beginning to wonder if HDR is worth all the hype when you can get this straight out of the camera. What do you think?

comments (12)

The colour is just right.

I did an HDR shot today on my blog. Check it out.
http://www.alakija.com
  • Suby
  • MK, United Kingdom
  • 4 Apr 2006, 00:26
The Subster likey.

Ahhhhhh(sigh of relief) Thank God no more HDR. Love the lines of this shot. Nice perspective. Love the way it backdrops against the clear blue sky. Welcome back smile

Suby
  • david
  • Bendigo, Australia
  • 4 Apr 2006, 02:11
love the angle on this image!
  • Sinem
  • MK, UK
  • 4 Apr 2006, 02:38
Great perspective and angle, has got the wow effect!
  • sk
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Apr 2006, 07:01
nice angle, nice shot, nice colour
  • Shuva
  • India
  • 4 Apr 2006, 07:55
I think its a little over exposed. When the British were in India they consrtucted a very similar build in Mumbai. Exactly the same.
Nice deep blue sky. Composition is very pleasing to the eye. Regards, Brent
  • skee
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Apr 2006, 09:32
Great! This shot can't get much better with the EOS 10D! Hint,hint :-D
  • Micki
  • 4 Apr 2006, 11:37
If this is the example we go by, then it ain't worth the hype! You did this the old fashioned way, using what photography is all about...good lighting. Nice work!
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Apr 2006, 11:40
Love the symetry in this photo.
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Apr 2006, 13:43
awesome. i think hdr is a tool that still hasn't found its use outside the creation of virtual reality worlds....
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 4 Apr 2006, 13:58
Nice shot, the colours of the sky contrast with the stone well.

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