Monday, May 31, 2010

#553. Inside Gruene Hall

Taken last week inside historic Gruene Hall in Gruene, Texas.

Title: "Inside Gruene Hall"

Camera / Lens: Canon 5D Mark II / Canon 24/105mm f/2.8 L zoom
Post-processing: Adobe Camera Raw to convert RAW images to JPG files > Photomatix Pro to convert three JPG files at three different exposures (-2, 0, +2) into one HDR (High Dynamic Range) file > Photoshop CS4 > Topaz Adjust plugin


Larry J. Patrick said...

You do such a good job capturing everyday scenes. I like the tones in the photo--the whole scene seems to fit together.

Two things bother me a little--how much out of focus bar there is in the photo and how the windows are almost completely blow-out. Personally, I debate with myself often over both of these issues.

Nice work

Barry Armer said...

Thank you Patrick!

The same two things bother me as well. Next time I go back I'll find a better camera position and try to manually get a 3 stop underexposure to include in the HDR (I know, I know, if I had a Nikon I could get it with AEB! :)

I showed a print of this photo at HCP last night and got really good reviews on it. The details in the print version are really nice. I was prepared for someone to point out the flaws but as it turns out no one did. I think that overall the photo is successful even with it's flaws so I'm already looking forward to an opportunity to improve it!