Saturday, July 23, 2011

#732. Somewhere in Time

Taken last weekend in downtown Houston's Sam Houston Park.

Title: "Somewhere in Time"

Camera / Lens: Canon 5D Mark II / Canon 24-105mm L zoom
Post-processing: Photomatix Pro to combine three exposures (-2, 0, +2) into one HDR (High Dynamic Range) image > Topaz Adjust plugin > Nik Viveza 2 plugin


Doug Haass said...

I'm guessing you consider correcting perspective if it helps the photo and leave it as is if it doesn't? Or do you prefer the perspective this angle gives you and only rarely correct it? I like the photo and don't have any issue with it, just asking for my own personal info. I like the treatment you have given this shot. It's a little different from your other HDR work.

Barry Armer said...

Good question Doug! The bottom line is I guess I just don't mind the incorrect perspective when it means keeping my original in-camera composition. This photo would require a lot of correction to fix the perspective and doing so would mean losing a good deal of the original photo. I suppose I could compose the shot with lots of extra room to allow for that but but I don't have the dicipline for that yet! :-)


Doug Haass said...

Okay, just curious. I was looking at correcting some of my recent photos from Las Vegas and realized how much it would take to correct them. It actually changed the look of the photo too much, so I left it alone on many that had tall buildings such as your shot.

Roland said...

Personally, I think one has always to chose between the aspect of documentation and interpretation. The former asks for what most people expect from a architecture shot, the latter gives you all the freedom of expression you would love to have. Sometimes, leaning lines can give so much more emotional impact than "correct" lines.

I like your "dramatization" in those shots really good!