Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Haunting of Hill House

Here is my tribute to Shirley Jackson. . .  I went back to my favorite abandoned house the other night at twilight and took this HDR (High Dynamic Range) panorama.  It was really just a great excuse to try out my 12-24mm ultrawide lens, and it proved to me again why I love it!  I stood in the same place I stood in to take the second image here, and took a series of five shots, with different exposure times to expose for highlights, midtones and shadows and then combined them all, using a wonderful program that I finally bit the bullet and bought called Photomatix 3.0 to make the two exposures you see here.

I'm equally happy with both of them, but the first one, is amazing to me, because it shows just how wide an ultrawide lens perspective is, in comparison with my 18-55mm lens.  I love the moody twilight feeling in these shots.  Hope you like them.  Thanks for looking, Cindy

PS--you can click on either of these shots to see a larger view.


Lloyd said...

Hmmmmm..... Non-Goofy and overdone HDR. Gotta love it! Nice shot Cindy, very nice!

Good to see that you are getting good use out of your 12-24 AND getting the full version of Photomatix. One day I will stop using the trial version!


Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

Thanks Lloyd! Yes, I love the 12-24mm lens! I just got back from a 2 day excursion to Washington, D.C., where I was able to take panoramas of the library of congress and the national cathedral--can't wait to put those all together!


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