Friday, January 29, 2010

Photo of the Day

"The Mansion"
28mm, f3.5, 1/45, Canon 7D, processed in Lightroom

Finally! A Photo of the Day that wasn't taken over a month ago! This is a shot of one of the big "Ivy Lane" mansions (well, more gate than mansion I guess), in our neighborhood.

Tell me honestly, is this over-processed in your opinion? I experimented with some split toning (contrasting red and green in the highlights and shadows), and fairly heavy vignetting. Maybe it's overdone... What do you think?


Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to jump the fence at this place. :)

Nice shot!


Esther said...

The gnarled trees and brick road are majestic. What a landscaper. It looks heavenly. And you live in the neighborhood in San Antonio or on the East Coast? It looks like Virginia.

Anonymous said...

Other than the vignetting, which I thought was a bit overdone, it looks pretty natural to me.

That's hilarious, Peter. I always wondered what kind of dog they kept on the other side.


Jonathan and Chelsea Berkompas said...

That's a neat photo as-is but I think it would be even better if you reprocessed it to give it a more foreboding tone. The highlights look a little blown out to my eye.

Benjamin Berkompas said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. The more I look at it the more I want to reprocess it and go for a little bit different look (even though it's fairly interesting as is).

Maybe I'll get around to it tonight.

Jonathan and Chelsea Berkompas said...

Looking at it again I think this scene could be captured really well if you were closer to the gate and shooting at 10-16mm with a wide-angle lense. Of course, this is a "hardware" limitation per-se but if you do get the chance to capture this with a wide-angle lense I think it would be awesome!