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Nikon D3x, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8, 200mm, f/9, ISO 100, 3 exposures

Not my usual HDR, but this just called for it.  Without the multiple exposures the sky was just white and there wasn’t the detail in the trees I wanted.  Besides, regardless of what you will see in the next few posts, I do really like natural looking HDR. Sometimes overdone HDR is just, well, overdone.

I had the opportunity to go to Rochester, New York and hang out for a week and do nothing except photograph and work on my software.  I never did work on any software.  I did manage to get some pretty awesome HDR/URBEX photographs and I will be posting some of them over the next few weeks as I finish processing them.  I thought I’d start out with the Rochester postings with this simple photography of the Kodak building and the couple in the park.  Don’t worry though – I have plenty of URBEX HDR over-processed photos coming your way. For a teaser, here is a list of upcoming subjects I’m pretty excited about:

  • Cool buildings in downtown Rochester
  • Mount Hope Cemetery
  • Some ‘dodgy’ industrial buildings (I couldn’t get into them though)
  • The Rochester abandoned subway / Erie canal
  • George Eastman House
  • And if I can figure out how to process them well, some HDR of Niagara Falls

Not necessarily in that order.

I’ve been “off-line” for a while and haven’t posted here (been missing twitter too).  I’m going to try to get back on my normal Monday, Wednesday, Friday posting schedule.

  1. Geekgirl
    Geekgirl07-05-2011

    The letters in “KODAK” all look just a bit out of alignment to me – as if they have been up there a long time and no one has paid much attention to them. It seems sort of a metaphor to me that illustrates the decline of what was once a great company. The legacy that George Eastman created lives on in you as a photographer today.

  2. John
    John07-06-2011

    Yes, they do look a bit out of alignment. Particularly the “D” looks like it’s falling backwards. The whole roof doesn’t appear to be in great shape either. I’ve heard that it was once a very beautiful building and the roof was extremely nice. Looks a bit like no one is keeping it up anymore.

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