One A Day – 516

Do Re Mi
Do-Re-Mi

Stickers
Stickers

You're a Star
You’re a Star

Geometry
Geometry

Propping Up the Keystone
Propping Up the Keystone

  • Centro Histórico, Morelia, Michoacán, México
  • September 11, 2014
  • Copyright, all rights reserved

Technically “Propping Up the Keystone” is a tone-mapped single. That means it is developed from one image, instead of multiple images, but using the tone mapping techniques of HDR. It takes a fair amount of thought to do well. You first have to have some idea of what tone-mapping can do and then you have to make your vision of what an image could be – into reality.

In “Propping Up the Keystone” I wanted to highlight the delicate tracery of the metal work and the detail that almost disappears in a photo without tone-mapping. What is odd about these photos is the colors in the final actually exist – or they wouldn’t be in the final – but we just don’t see them without pushing them onto the stage. I like the way it came out. There are always elements of tone mapping a photo that surprise me but fortunately this time it was all good surprises.

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