Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse - HDR Variations


Continuing with an exploration of views from Kiener Plaza and single image HDR tone mapping is the top of the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse.  Processed in Nik HDR Efex using the Turquoise Night preset added some grunge.


This sepia/blue split tone monochrome is the result of a red filter applied in Nik Silver Efex Pro.


And the now obligatory solarized version from Nik Color Efex Pro was split toned in Lightroom 3.


For comparison, here is the nice, clean starting image.  The clouds really don't show.  It is amazing to me how the HDR tone mapping revealed the clouds and texture of the stone.

Technical
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Exposure: ISO 200, f/8.0 @ 1/640s, Auto WB, RAW
Lighting: Morning daylight and shade
Support: Handheld
Location: Kiener Plaza, St. Louis GPS
Dates: Capture - April 11, 2010, Processed - January 13, 2011
Processing: Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop CS5, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Silver Efex Pro, Nik Color Efex Pro

3 comments:

Mira Cope said...

The solarized one makes me think of the movie Metropolis -- remember that one?

Preston Page said...

Hi Mira - oh my gosh, yes, I remember Metropolis! Have you seen the restored version released last year?

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