Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Experimenting with HDR

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I took this photo from the second tier of the Eiffel Tower looking down at one of the legs of the base.  Instead of fighting the long lines to ride the elevator up, Brandon and I took the stairs up (don’t worry, we didn’t go all the way to the very top) and I think we both realized how out of shape we are.  With our burning lungs, the only thing that made us feel better was the fact that no one passed us.  The climb was definitely worth the gorgeous view of the city.  I also loved being able to see the tower from a different vantage point; it really is an amazing structure.

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This is my favorite photo of this week from our trip to Berlin.  This was taken at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin at sunset.  These concrete blocks vary in height and in the center are around 12-15 feet (?).  Looking from the outside the memorial doesn’t look like anything really spectacular, but as we walked through I was really taken by the enormous size of these blocks.  Walking through the 2,711 concrete blocks was pretty powerful.

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4 comments:

cheryl said...

these shots are fantastic! love the creative angle on the first one! so unexpected!

Emily said...

These are beautiful! I love the angle of the first and the light and color of the second. I am really interested in trying HDR but I haven't worked up the nerve yet. You have definitely inspired me to find out more. Thank you for sharing!

Kathy said...

Visiting from "Favorite Photo of the Week". I absolutely found Berlins Holocaust Memorial mesmerizing when I was there. What I didn't find tho, was that amazing sky. Beautiful capture. I look forward to following your blog to see more amazing photos.

Kathy

www.youllshootyoureyeout-Kathy.blogspot.com

Pieces of Sunshine said...

These are amazing. I've never seen a photo like this from the Eiffel Tower - very beautiful.