Monday, February 8, 2010

Holy Restoration

When I walked into St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in High Hill, Texas yesterday to photograph one of the Painted Churches of Texas I was surprised to see this giant scaffolding in place for a restoration of the church's ceiling. I didn't get to take the shot of the ceiling I was there for but I found the scaffolding structure fascinating! I was reminded of restoration projects I have seen on television of some of the great Cathedrals in Europe.

Title: "Holy Restoration"

Camera / Lens: Canon 5D Mark II / Canon 24-105 L zoom
Post-processing: Photomatix Pro to combine three long exposure images taken from a tripod into one HDR (High Dynamic Range) image > Photoshop CS4 > Topaz Adjust plugin


Larry said...

Nice job framing the whole shot, and your post-processing with Photomatix was spot on. Well done.

Doug Haass said...

Good detail and not overdone with the HDR effect. I could see you push it more here and still like it, but as a representation of what you saw this is probably closer to it. Good job.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Larry and Doug!

Doug - I subsequently "pushed it" a little futher by bumping up the contrast and I did think it was an improvement. I need to make sure I allways go to far and then pull back some.


Larry J. Patrick said...

Love the details. It makes you want to look deeper into the photograph.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Patrick!

Glad yo like it!