Posted on Jul.08, 2011, under HDR

Ore Dock

(Nikon D700, 70-300mm at 300mm, ISO 250, 5 Exposures sec @ f/5.6)

The ore dock in Marquette, Michigan is a pretty imposing structure. It’s probably at least two freighters in length and is this lovely mass of repeating concrete and metal elements. I took several shots, some wide, and some close-up. For this image, I shot 5 exposures to use for an HDR image since I thought that the HDR might really bring out the character in the concrete and metal. When processing, I also worked on a black and white version which I might post either here or on my 500px page. I think black and white works really well with this shot to give it an industrial look, but I like the look and color of the rusty concrete in the color version.

As I mentioned above, the image was created from 5 exposures, using Photomatix as a base (seen below). After getting an initial tone-mapping in Photomatix, I used a handful of actions from PhotoTools to finish the image.

Copyright © 2011 James W. Howe – All rights reserved.

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