Monday, July 26, 2010

#584. Gately Paper: Freight Office

Members of our photo club (Bay Area Photo Club) found and obtained permission to use this property owed by the Gately Paper Company in Galveston, Texas as a setting for some portrait sessions on Saturday night. I hope to have a posting of some of the portraits I took here later in the week but for now here at least is photo of the front of the building. Unfortunately I don't know the history of this building (built in 1904) but it is my understanding that Gately Papers has only occupied it for a fairly short time. This is an HDR (High Dynamic Range) image made from seven exposures using Photomatix Pro.

Title: "Gately Paper: Freight Office"

Camera / Lens: Canon 5D Mark II / Canon 24-105mm L zoom
Post-processing: Photomatix Pro > Photoshop CS4 > Topaz Adjust plugin


Cindi said...

Cool! It looks like you lit the front of the building! I think this was originally a warehouse for the Falstaff Brewery which is the abandoned building to the left --- if you go around to the brick side to the right there is a great Falstaff graphic that says Make Mine Falstaff. Unfortunately since Gately took it over this spring, they have fenced off a lot of the brick side and you cannot shoot in front of those great black loading doors but there are some red shutters up a ways from the ground that would make a great portrait background too. That building is a gold mine for urban portraits. I am looking forward to seeing your shots --- it is always so interesting for me to see the different styles and interpretations that our club members come up with.

Larry said...

Great shot Barry. Looks like your new programable thingamagigee is going to pay off big time.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Cindi and Larry!

Based on an early evaluation I think my shots of the venue turned out better than the portraits I took. Hopefully it turns out I'm wrong about that! :-)