All posts tagged: hdr image

Elizabeth Street Long After

I Had a Dream Last Night

I don’t know if it was a dream or a nightmare, but I did mention that I’ve been learning some new things with Photoshop and my just swims at night.  Then early this morning I had a dream and I woke up so inspired to try something.  After I got up, I couldn’t get the image of what I was trying to do out of my head, so, while I couldn’t do what was in my head, it was a scene from Sydney, I decided to try something different. I took this image on the same day as the image on Tuesday.  It was taken very early in the morning.  It is a HDR image processed in Photomatix Pro and beyond that,  I haven’t done a lot to this, I just got rid of all the people, a couple of cars, you know that sort of thing. I just loved those Victorian building all in a row.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with this image, but then, you know, I had …

Elevators on the Ground Floor

Going Up

Another photo from the Manchester Unity Building, I hope you don’t mind, but with so many images to work on, well I figure you may as well see them as well.  As I said, I have so many images to work on for the building and there isn’t enough time right now to do too many other images.  I do apologise.  I have been taking other images, so you will get to see some new stuff soon. These are the elevators or lifts on the ground floor of the  Manchester Unity Building.  Anyone can see these, and they are pretty much the first thing you see when you enter from Collins Street. I can remember the first time I saw them, I was totally amazed at how wonderful they were.  The doors look like pressed copper, and probably are.  I don’t think I would like the job of keeping them looking so shiny.  There is a working class look to them that I find really intriguing.  I don’t know much about the Manchester Unity Independent Order of …

The important Chairs

Order, Order in the House

Do they say that in Council Chambers?  I have no idea, but it seemed an appropriate title for the image I have for you today. I am sure I have shown you a similar photo to this a couple of weeks ago when I went on a tour of the Melbourne Town Hall.  I have been fortunate and was given the great honour of being allowed to go back and take photos of the Council Chambers.  I went on Tuesday and this is one of the shots that I got.  I love the three chairs that sit up straight and tall under the three windows in the arch.  The three chairs are separated from everyone else by the table and another table further down.  The chair on the left is for the Ex Lord Mayor, the middle chair, the most ornate one is for the Lord Mayor, the final one is for the Committee Chairman. It would be an amazing thing to be allowed to sit in that chair and call it yours. When I …

Teacup Ballet - Reworked

Teacup Ballet ReWorked

I haven’t done a rework for awhile, so I decided that it might be time to start getting back to normal and doing the posts as I used to.  I have thought about this image a lot, and one day I will redo the whole image, that means photographing it as well.  I always wished I had ironed the cloth the cups were on. This is the original I did way back when, I should find the original post, I do remember the image was based on an Olive Cotton image.  You can see the Olive Cotton image in this post Teacups Following the Ballet, and  you can see the original post for the above image in this post Lighting the Ballet. There wasn’t a lot wrong with this image, but I did wonder if I did it again, would I do it differently. I think the answer is yes.  The new version is darker, though I think the cups stand out more.  I did some blurring and tried to make the highlights stand out more. I just find …

Bag Left at School

Left at School

As I said, I went back to the abandoned school last Saturday.  This time I took my tripod and got much better images of the darker areas.  It was good to get some images that weren’t so noisy.  We went around much of the same places and I took more photos.  I also got more photos of some classrooms.  Though today’s photo is one of the last ones I took.  I saw this as we were leaving. This school bag was just left lying there, books hanging out.  The school mustn’t have been closed all that long, either that or the bag has been left recently.  I don’t know.  It seemed very appropriate and almost too good to believe.  Though having said that, really the thing that would have made it even better would have been if the bag was a better colour.  Oh well, can’t have everything. I did process this image as a HDR image in Photomatix Pro to begin with.  It was with 5 images.  After that I started playing and a …

Looking Up

Sometimes You Just Need to Look Up

I’m not going to say much today, I have a lot to do, so here are some more photos of the Block Arcade. Feel like you’ve seen it before?  You have, two days again.  I didn’t realise I had done 3 bracketed shots so I did a HDR, you can decide which one is better. Looking straight up through the light.  I love the angle.  I did a lithograph of this once, unfortunately it didn’t work, but still, I like the straight up angle. This is also a HDR image. Here is another image of the arcade.  Taken under the light.  This is the other end of the arcade. I will have to go out and take some more images now.  My stocks are running low.  Still plenty of places I want to photograph.

Imitation Teacup Ballet 2

Teacups Following the Ballet

I have been thinking of an image that I knew I had seen once before, a photograph by a well known Australian Photographer, Olive Cotton. If you click on the image it will take you to some information about who she was and what her thoughts were behind the image, from the Art Gallery NSW. I think this is an amazing image, very simple, but beautiful  It may be a little dark, but that could just be me.  I decided that I would attempt to repeat it. I didn’t have the spot light like Olive did, and if I can find a stronger light I might try this again.  Still, I don’t mind this.  It is a HDR image, but I have done quite a bit of post editing, obviously, since it is black and white with some sepia toning. I had quite a bit of trouble trying to work out the composition.  I didn’t want to put it on a table cloth, so decided to just use the top of my coffee table as if it …