This has been a fun week of photography. I have had the chance to use the finest camera in the world as well as photographing in some of the best buildings in Indianapolis. The image above was shot at the Carmel Performing Arts Center with the NEW Phase One 100MP camera on an ALPA camera with a 23mm lens. This a rather interesting rig to shoot with. I tethered the camera to a Mac laptop and individually fine tuned the images as it was taken. This is an unusual shot as it shows the whole concert hall from the stage floor to the ceiling. The detail in this image is incredible.
Everyone knows the Palladium in Carmel, In. It’s part of the Perfroming Arts Center complex. The other day we had these magnificent clouds and I decided to give it a shot. Came up with this BW and a few good color images. I’ll publish some color images later this week. I like the look of the sturdy building with the storm clouds behind it. It was done with five exposures blended together on PhotoMatix and HDR program used to blend different exposures together. Fun stuff but can be too overused. I n a case like this it works great.
This image was shot yesterday. The building is the Carmel (indiana) Perform Arts Center or Palladium as it is known. It’s a big new building that is quite nice and very expensive. None the less I have fun shooting it. On the way back from the store I pulled in and did a quick pano with my iPhone. Assembled it and like magic with PhotoStream it was on my iPad. I then worked the image a bit in a couple of apps to come up with this. Just a fun day and a bit of fun time messing around.
The other night after experiencing some dramatic storms the skies began to clear and just turn wonderful colors and they were so dramatic. My friend Debra grabbed me and we drove the block it takes to get to the Performing Arts Center. I jumped out of the car and began shooting away. I had grabbed my GH3 and shot in HDR mode – 5 exposures per shot. This technique allows my camera to shot over exposures opening up shadows and underexposures allowing highlights to be recorded. I then bring my images into Capture One and do perspective control (straightening lines on building so they don’t or do distort). Then I process he images to tiff format and run them through PhotoMatix combing all the exposures into one image. Then I took the image into photoshop and run them through a series of other programs. In this case I used a plug in called Topaz Adjust. So here is my artistic version of PAC at a dramatic sunset. I have more so look for them soon. Also, finished up some dramatic Moab B&W Images. Stay tuned.