October 25, 2015

A Morning Field Trip (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Digital original
The Halifax skyline has been littered with construction cranes for the past year or two, and from time to time I have investigated them with a camera, but this is the best image I have made of them to date, primarily because of how well the intersecting lines work.
Digital original, 3 frame exposure blend
Part of the focus of this field trip was using the new Lightroom Photo Merge HDR process to deal with scenes of extreme contrast; the above image, of the rising sun back-lighting morning cloud, was a perfect scene to create an exposure blend, needing three different exposures to cover the full range of tones from highlight to shadows. Lightroom did a perfect job of blending them together.
Digital original
As I was walking back to my car from the field trip, I happened to walk past an Keith's Hall, an historic building which recently had its facade restored. As it was a Sunday morning, there was almost no traffic, so I was able to work with my camera in mid-street to make this classic elevation view of the porch.

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