The other end of the fountain – HDR necessary?

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I read somewhere on the web that the Nikon D800E dynamic range was so great, that shooting HDR (blending multiple images together to increase tonal range) was unnecessary.  This image was one image but edited in HDR Efex 2 so that I could use their tonal range processor.  I believe I have to agree that […]

Demolished Church (soon to be)

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 My brother-in-law drove me around the back roads of Southern Illinois looking for old churches and homes.  We came across this church that was originally built-in the late 1800’s.  Unfortunately, it will soon be demolished because it is no longer in use (this is a common occurrence in this part of the U.S.). P.S. This […]

Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”)

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Landscape and professional photographers know that if you want to capture great images you should shoot during the “magic hour” (or also known as the golden hour).  This is the first and last hour of sunlight during the day. During my recent trip to Chicago, I woke up early and headed down to Millennium Park […]