Black & White HDR On The Road In Spain - Will Austin
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Here's the latest from Seattle pro photographer Will Austin on the road in Europe. After wonderful posts from Paris (would love to go there right now) and Barcelona, Will sent us this beauty of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain.
The Guggenheim's website says of the museum, "With over a hundred exhibitions and more than ten million visitors to its credit, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has changed the way people think about museums, and it continues to challenge assumptions about the connections between art, architecture, and collecting."
We love this photo not only for it's wonderful use of HDR Express but for its composition, night rendering and demonstration that HDR techniques are perfect for black and white photography. Here's what Will says about the photo:
"I have always dreamed of going to Bilbao to see the Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Gehry so we tacked on a few days there at the end of our trip. Upon arriving we were amazed to see the view from our apartment across the Nervion river, the museum seemed close enough to touch. After taking hundreds of photos in the area the first day, I decided to try a bracketed night shot from the bedroom window. I used my 24mm Tilt-Shift lens to keep the verticals straight and shot 7 one stop brackets. Then I used HDR Express to process from the raw files and later touched up where there was cloud movement around the crescent moon, etc. I really like this image, it is a unique view of the building at an unusual time and there is detail in the shadows and in the brightest areas under the street lights. Also, notice the huge crowd at the far right side, there was a big concert in the park that night!"
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