I made an HDR version of this, tweaked it heavily in Photoshop, and titled it “HDRifying,” but this one looked better to me: everything lines up better and more graphically.

I tweaked this a bunch, but ended up going with a rather simple cocktail: reduce saturation by 30% or so and pump vibrancy to bring the color back, plus some increased contrast and whatnot.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t come up with a decent title. “HDRifying” is witty and silly and just right. But this isn’t HDRified, didn’t even see the inside of Photoshop, and only got maybe 4 minutes of slider play, so it needs something else.

I thought about maybe continuing on with another part of the mystery story that I made one frame for some weeks ago (365.270), but couldn’t really come up with anything.

Anyways, I like the way the light bounces around the courtyard in the afternoon. I actually went out to shoot some spooky shadows on a neighbor’s window. The picture turned out ok, but I couldn’t get it processed properly, and ended up liking this one better.

Anyway: enough rambling.

D7000. Sigma 30mm f/1.4 (deliberately defocused). ISO100, 1/2000th (AP mode), f/1.4. About 4 minutes of slider play in Aperture.

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