Friday, February 05, 2010

Photo of the Day

"University in Orange and Blue"
30mm, HDR exposure, Canon 7D, processed in Photomatix Pro, Photoshop and Lightroom

Hooray! Today was our first sunny day in probably a week! When I drove to work it was cloudy and glum outside, but around noon it really brightened up. And that meant...there would be a real sunset again!

In Texas we occasionally get one of those really "stunner" sunsets with the billowing clouds, whipped cream and a cherry, but it doesn't happen that often. But, when you can't get a good shot of the sunset itself, think about what the sun is hitting. On a nice day, there is a short window of time where the sun is hanging just above the horizon and the light is simply AMAZING. Photographers often call this the "sweet spot" or some other sentimental silliness...

Anyways, I remembered being impressed by this structure on the University of the Incarnate Word campus near downtown San Antonio. The reddish brick and impressive architecture made this building a perfect candidate for my "Photo of the Day." And after running it through some mild HDR processing to bring out some detail in the shadows and sky, I really like the way it turned out.

What about you?

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