Sunday, April 24, 2011

Picture of the Week – Bookshelves


This shot was taken at the Suzzallo Library at University of Washington. I like it because it a great example of an HDR image that is effective and tastefully done. I’m a big fan of Trey Ratcliff (who has a cool HDR DVD Workshop to help you master HDR), but some feel his work is a bit too stylized so his success sometimes makes people think that HDR means the “Harry Potter” look. This is a great example that shows that it doesn’t (and the bright colors on the books could be dialed down if desired). 

This shot was taken with a Canon Rebel XSi (now replaced by the T3i) using its kit lens at 18mm with the camera set to f/16 for 16 seconds at ISO 100. It was processed on Photoshop CS5 for the Mac for its final editing, but most people these days use a product like Photomatix or HDR Efex Pro to do their HDR work before going into Photoshop. From what I see in the metadata, I suspect Photomatix may have been used here as well.

Anyway, congrats to Yatharth Gupta on a great shot!

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