I took this picture several days ago of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The picture began as three separate exposures of the same colored image which were combined in Photomatix into a color HDR image. This image was then converted to black and white in Photoshop CS3 and adjusted using the new channels and filters.
I am impressed with the new black and white conversion tools and also by the increased range and depth of tones using the HDR technique.
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Wandering_Dan (3449) 2007-12-08 9:11
Hello, Roger -
A very clever use of new techniques. It gives a great 3D feel to the image, especially the main pavilion; I think it was less successful on the sky. I really need to start learning how to use HDR. (I have gotten some very good results with Photoshop's Threshold function; see this picture in particular.)
dareco (17134) 2007-12-08 15:10
This is a beautiful building!! Very nice in b&w! The sky looks great. TFS
abulafia (4900) 2007-12-09 5:07
Well it does look pretty good Roger.
Specially the architecture looks very detailed.
UlfE (14641) 2007-12-10 11:27
I am really impressed by this B& W shot and you have really made an excellent post editing job. Very nice DOF here.
crckt (7222) 2007-12-10 12:14
Well it seems like you've mastered HDR very well. I am quite fascinated at the outcomes of these shots, may be I should try it out. I was wondering if you could post the color version as WS, I was curious as to how the sky was looking in color.
Thanks, and keep shooting.
- Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) (1556)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-12-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Leica D-LUX 3, Olympus 14-54, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-12-08 8:25