26 August 2008

Lots of cheating

Or at least tedious manipulation.
The colonnade of Union Station, looking north-east.
This started as a single DNG image; it got processed sequentially at +2, 0, and -1 stops of exposure, and composited back together in the GIMP for a sort of faux HDR image. On the plus side, one can see the pattern of the tessellated ceiling and the glass of the office towers at the same time. On the not so plus side, yikes. Many steps. On the, well, think about it, side, couldn't do that with film. (Even if someone could, I sure couldn't!) So one should not complain; this is the future, full of new bright possibility.

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