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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Architectural beauty...images worthy

This is a quite famous landmark in Birmingham, Alabama.  The 16th Street Baptist Church became will known for a part it played in the turmoil of events during desegregation efforts by Dr. Martin Luther King and others, such as Rosa Parks, in a segregated Alabama.
This post is not about those events but about producing fine photographs for clients.  This old brick building is a fine example of the Romanesque style and here we show an excellent and tasteful image of the church using  high dynamic range photography. The result is an excellent look at the  church.  High dynamic range combines several photographs each taken with different exposures.  These multiple images contain the deepest shadow and the bright highlights not possible to contain in a single exposure.Combining with discretion and good judgment  produces a photo as shown here.  The detail overall is impressive. Too often the case  with HDR treatment is an overdone image  stepping beyond the added realism of highlight and shadow producing an often surreal image and one not best suited for marketing something which is in fact, quite real.

16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, clasical in red brick
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  1. Nice work with HDR! Tell me please your soft (if it doesnt a secret=)
    I learn HDR with mac tools http://aurorahdr.com and wanna know what effects did you use? thanks

    1. Sorry in getting back so very long since your comment. I use generally PhotomatixPro5, There are lots of presets but many are too surreal or produce overly drmatic sky. I use a "fused" effect, something between photographic and pure tone mapping. I take special care in emphasis on details, emphasis more on small details, using a careful hand not to bump detail up to an edgy, unrealistic sharpness of contrast. After the hdr processing, I often use Photoshop™® or other photo edit software to being brightness, contrast and color(vibrance) to the most pleasing render. On the church, I used the bricks and mortar as basic guidelines when doing detail enhancement. Any more questions, please email through the blog and my return info will be much more punctual I simply had too much going on for a while to pay the attention I really should have to the blog. Sorry, truly. Blessing and peace. Thomas


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