Sparklite

31 Aug 2006 874 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Reflections and Shadows of Union Station

Reflections and Shadows of Union Station

Welcome to the start of the HDR 1 Series!

To kick things off I thought I'd share with you this image. I was thinking of keeping it until the end but I just couldn't wait. So the downside is that all my work after this shot is going to seem dull and boring probably! Nevertheless I hope you like today's posting. Do leave a comment and let me know.

No, this is not a historic photo. This was taken just the other day. High Dynamic Range images combine a series of different exposures of the same image to produce a final 8 or 16 bit down-conversion from a 32 bit file. You probably know most of this already but I only learned about it a few months back.

I spent a fair bit of time on this playing with different white/black clips and then with differened channels in the channel mixer to get this one which I am quite happy with.

No post work in terms of artificial stuff added/removed is here. What you see is just a black and white conversion of the original set of low dynamic range images combined. :)

-sL

Reflections and Shadows of Union Station

Welcome to the start of the HDR 1 Series!

To kick things off I thought I'd share with you this image. I was thinking of keeping it until the end but I just couldn't wait. So the downside is that all my work after this shot is going to seem dull and boring probably! Nevertheless I hope you like today's posting. Do leave a comment and let me know.

No, this is not a historic photo. This was taken just the other day. High Dynamic Range images combine a series of different exposures of the same image to produce a final 8 or 16 bit down-conversion from a 32 bit file. You probably know most of this already but I only learned about it a few months back.

I spent a fair bit of time on this playing with different white/black clips and then with differened channels in the channel mixer to get this one which I am quite happy with.

No post work in terms of artificial stuff added/removed is here. What you see is just a black and white conversion of the original set of low dynamic range images combined. :)

-sL

comments (12)

  • Wookie
  • Canada
  • 29 Aug 2006, 17:10
I cannot believe that this is not a photo with a pen and ink filter applied. Looks really sexy. I do notice that on the foreground on the floor there are three boxes of tiles, divided by two strips with three boxes in each strip. Very well done.
Iain Myrans: Incredible eh? If you look at the large version you can see all the photographic details -- nothing has been lost to a pen/pencil filter of any king. No filters were used. Just a straight up conversion to black and white and a contrast tweak.
  • Maria
  • Oaktown
  • 31 Aug 2006, 04:52
I like the light showering down at the top centre. Incredible photo, far from boring.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Aug 2006, 05:31
Fantastic, what sort of range of exposures did you use and how many?
Iain Myrans: Up and down about 4 stops in 7 exposures.
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Aug 2006, 05:48
Beautiful HDR...executed to perfection, very dreamlike quality...8.75/10
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 31 Aug 2006, 08:40
For me, the HDR technique is for presenting images in a way closer to what our eyes see and that the camera can't capture, since they can't resolve the dynamic range anywhere near as well as our eyes can.

This is a very good attempt at my view of it, and I don't see, nor would I want to, a "dreamlike" quality.

I would want to see the perspective atjusted to deal with the converging verticals though. I think that could make it a more powerful image and if you have the tools for HDR work, you've probably got the tool to do this too.

Very good work so far.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Aug 2006, 09:48
Absolutely good use of the HDR technique, not easy to render HDR images to monochrome but you have done a wonderful job here.

Suby
WO!...imporessive.
  • Sinem
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Aug 2006, 12:07
Great photo! I have to agree with Hunter though; maybe a bit more work on correcting the lens distortion?
  • ba
  • France
  • 31 Aug 2006, 21:12
amazing wide-angle. i love the richness of details.
  • Diya
  • Switzerland
  • 31 Aug 2006, 22:43
fantastic, it almost looks like a painting, very cool
  • Barbara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Sep 2006, 12:51
Just seen this...(bit slow)...very very clever.
  • JCMolina
  • Canada
  • 9 Dec 2009, 15:23
I walk often through this station and I can't believe the level of detail and the wide angle captured in this picture, it is absolutely fantastic!!! Great Work Iain.

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera Olympus E-330
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed unknown
aperture f/8.0
sensitivity ISO160
focal length 18.0mm
A Rainy Sunset in TorontoA Rainy Sunset i...
The Canadian Falls at NiagaraThe Canadian Fal...
Trailer-Hitch-WinchTrailer-Hitch-Wi...

Warning