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?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

Nice shot!

-Peter

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.
~Esther

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.

Christopher

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!