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Monday, July 12, 2010

That's My World Tuesday / University of Redlands Memorial Chapel, Redlands, California USA

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This is one of my first attempts using HDR processing.
I really do have a love/hate relationship with the process, because
HDR can really get "fake" looking if over-done.
I have promised "myself" to keep it natural and not to over-do!
I used my fish-eye lens.
University of Redlands Memorial Chapel
Redlands, California USA

24 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I like the fish eye effect, I think, more than the HDR. Your HDR processing, though, does appear natural. I agree with you that HDR processing can look fake if over done.

Sylvia K said...

It's a terrific shot regardless of what you did or didn't use! I'm still such a novice/beginner I haven't even tried to tackle all the processing tools that are available. I hope to be able to take some photography classes this fall. Hope your week is off to a great start, Carolyn! Enjoy!

Sylvia

trav4adventures said...

Oh, Carolyn...what memories! My husband and I met at U of R 39 years ago! Our daughter got her MA there. It is a special place for our family. What a beautiful photo! You do such a wonderful job exploring the inland empire! Let me know when you come out my way (Palm Springs)...
Cheryl Ann

ewok1993 said...

beautiful. hats off.

i found that the buttons on my software when combined and at a certain intensity can create an hdr effect without really taking several shots. so that's what i'm using. i love hdr but of course they look too good and as you say fake.

VioletSky said...

I know what you mean. They look like fun to use, but I weary of them quickly.
This shot reminds me of those old 50s and 60s postcards -big views with no people!

Martha Z said...

It is a challange to get them to look realistic. I find I often prefer the effect of using 1 RAW image.

Barb said...

The fish eye creates such an interesting perspective. - a bowl-like effect. I like the dreamy colors.

Al said...

I also like the fish-eye effect a lot, it works well in this shot and aids the composition. I'm not a big fan of HDR, but this one isn't over-processed like too many, you simply used it to bring out the shadows. I'd be curious what one of the original images looks like.

Indrani said...

You got a great capture with the fish eye lens, the realisitic effect is not lost. Wonderful work.

JOE TODD said...

Not over done but very well done. Love the fisheye effect

Rajesh said...

Beautiful architecture. You have captured it wonderfully.

Roberto Machado Alves said...

Beautiful building and the blue sky is perfect. Great shot.
thanks for visiting my blog.

regards,

Roberto from Brazil

Luna Miranda said...

it's a great looking photo, the fish eye effect makes it more interesting.

Ebie said...

Bravo! Love the fish eye lens you used and it gave a great effect. HDR is not in my comfort zone. Hats off for a great job!

Shannon said...

lens envy! I really want/need a fish-eye... sometimes the line between needs and wants is so fuzzy! LOL! GREAT first-ish attempt at HDR! I have not even gone there... a bit nervous to try, but always love to see what others come up with! :P

Jenn said...

Have always been fascinated with HDR, though I don't really have time to really learn it. You're right, I've seen some really processed HDR photos but yours looks very natural. Always love how the clouds look on HDR. Great job!

Chloe said...

you've done a terrific job, Carolyn!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely photo -- I had to ask my husband what the technique was exactly. So much to learn, so little time ;>)

fredamans said...

Stunning shot! you captured the skies flowing beautifully behind that great building!

KMOYMAMA said...

I have not tried HDR yet, but the color of the sky is very impressive. Also the composition created by the fish-eye lens is effective!

Dave said...

magnificent building and magnificent shot, i think a good HDR is dependent of the subject.

Samson said...

Great job for the first time try on hdr... Was this HDR processed with a single RAW file or with different exposure shots?

Carletta said...

Nice processing Carolyn! I haven't tried this yet so you gave me some inspiration.
Love the fish eye - good choice.

JM said...

Beautiful building and nice work on this photo!