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Urban Study #73

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 26mm ISO 200 1/2000, 1/500, 1/125 f/11 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS6

Still in Monrovia, California, this is the northwest corner of Foothill and Myrtle, just across Myrtle from the First Presbyterian Church.  I really enjoy capturing urban scenes that are reminiscent of life during the first half of the twentieth century, I think they remind me of my own childhood and the innocence of childhood.  This scene is much more interesting produces a feeling of warmth that is not present in contemporary commercial structures in my opinion.  The white lines breaking up the brickwork and the repetition of the green awnings give me a good feeling in this scene.

The D7000 and the 18-200mm Nikkor lens did a very nice job in capturing a high resolution image in these brackets.  You can actually make out some of the broadcast towers on top of Mt. Wilson in the background, which are approximately 12 miles distant.

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Interpretive Digital Imaging

Nikon D80 18-135mm @ 22mm ISO 250 1/400 f/11 Lr3, TpzSim; PsCS5

This is a re-interpretation of the image featured in my “Man Cannot Live By Eating Cake Alone…” blog post.  When I first processed this image, rendering it as a straight forward HDR color image just did not speak to me, which is why I went with the sepia toned black & white.  After I re-approached the color image this time around I followed my instinct to imbue it with painterly effects and I am very happy how this works for me.  This is a far more expressive image than a straight color image, HDR or not, would be.