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Salisbury Center Covered Bridge, 1875

Once upon a time I would visit with folks in upstate New York around the holiday season. Before making one particular trip I had researched interesting places to visit when I discovered this bridge and I put the place on top of my list to see. I was lucky to get there just early enough to avoid dealing with any direct sunlight and came away with a few nice images. The only bad thing I recall about this visit was falling though a sheet of ice where I found myself knee deep in ice cold water!! Oh well; no pain, no gain! :)

Image is hand-blended from 3 exposures captured at +/- 2.0EV


#bridge #coveredbridge #salisburycenter #NY #hdr #hdrphotography
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A Room With A View


#ruins #ruination #abandoned
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Marshall Park, Charlotte, NC

I had to break one of my own cardinal rules to share this one, that being never, ever crop an image to a 'non-standard' aspect ratio! Once I began processing this image I felt that I had captured too much foreground with this one and no other aspect ration (2:1, 16:9, etc) seemed to work. So I finally cropped it up from the bottom a bit to get a balance that suited me. The width of the frame is as-shot.


#marshallpark #charlotte #NC #cityscape
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Marshall Park, Charlotte, NC

Every time I think I've exhausted my collection of images to be processed I turn right around to find a handful that scream out to be released. And once I find these previously-not-processed images I never understand why I didn't share them in the first place. Possibly because I thought they weren't the 'best' of the series, or maybe because they were too similar to other images I did share? I dunno but I'm glad I found this one (and at least one more from this visit to Marshall Park)!

Image is tone-blended from 6 exposures captured at +/- 1.0EV ranging from 1/15-second to 2.0-seconds. All other EXIF correct per exposure.


#marshallpark #charlotte #queencity #NC #northcarolina #HDR #hdrphotography #cityscape #sunset #autumncolor
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Poinsett Bridge : 1820

Constructed in 1820, it is believed to be the oldest surviving bridge in South Carolina, and was part of the State Road that connected Charleston and Columbia with the North Carolina mountain communities. It is a 14-foot Gothic arch stone structure and stretches 130 feet over Little Gap Creek. Historians believe that is was designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument.

Nikon D800 ~ Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 at 14mm and f/16 ~ ISO100 ~ tones blended from 11 exposures ranging from 1/200-second to 6.0 seconds

Description above paraphrased from: http://greenvillerec.com/parks/poinsett-bridge


#history   #historic   #bridge   #bridgephotography   #poinsett   #poinsettbridge   #SC   #autumn   #autumnphotography   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #hdr   #hdrphotography  
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The Little Cabin by the Stream


#cabin #waterfall #WNC
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Little Chapel in the Woods at Texas Women's University, Denton, TX

I've been waffling back and forth on deciding if I wanted to share this image but finally decided to go with it. When I visited the chapel I intended to shoot it straight-on like most all my church interiors. But before making the visit I wasn't aware this was a very narrow space (the pews are ~6-feet long and I'd guess the isle for maybe 3.5-feet wide), but the height of the windows and ceiling were really impressive! Looking straight-on through the viewfinder in landscape orientation just wasn't doing it for me - it just didn't represent the essence of the space at all. So I first shot the space in portrait orientation, which when reviewing on the LCD still wasn't what I wanted to see. So to finally get some sense of the height I shot this angle with the camera low. Again, not what I wanted but its the only thing that (mostly) worked.

Deciding how to process the image for final presentation was a little tricky. This was really a dark space to the eye. Fortunately it was a clear and bright day outside which proved very helpful. The ceiling lamps you see helped to open up the shadows near the top, but you can see that light fades really quickly down toward the pews. The lower half of the walls, the pews, and the floor is illuminated almost entirely by light spilling through the windows. I processed the image with a bit more luminosity that I remember the space feeling but otherwise it just felt like a badly underexposed photograph.

Nikon D810 with Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 ~ ISO100 ~ 14mm ~ f/16. Image is tone-blended from 18 exposures captured at 1.0EV stops ranging from 1/2000-second to 60-seconds.


#chapel #chapelinthewoods #TWU #church #churches #HDR #hdrphotography #interior
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New Hope Presbyterian Church, Gastonia, NC

Image tone-blended from 14 exposures captured at +/- 1.0EV ranging from 1/8000-second to 1-second. Nikon D810, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 at f/16, ISO100.


#HDR #hdrphotography #church #interior
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Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, West Jefferson, NC

This church is one of two in Ashe County, NC that house fresco paintings by Benjamin Long, IV. This set of frescoes were completed by Long between 1974 and 1977 and depict (at left) Mary Great with Child, (at center) The Mystery of Faith, and (at right) John the Baptist.

Image is tone-blended from 16 exposures captured at +/- 1.0 EV ranging from 1/2000-second to 15-seconds.


#church   #churches   #fresco   #interior   #hdr   #hdrphotography  
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Bridle Creek United Methodist Church : founded 1820

Image is tone-blended from 18 exposures captured at +/-  2/3-stop ranging from 1/1000-second to 3-seconds.


#church   #hdr   #hdrphotography  
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