Strolling north on Middle Street in New Bern NC, I came across this section of the block that seems to be devoted to modern art sculptures. Well, being an arteeest myself, I couldn’t resist a few HDR brackets.
I found that the sky/clouds and abstracts along with the graffiti wall, church steeple and of course lawn and shadows made for a perfectly tangled composition. With all of that background noise, you just gotta go with the flow. After all, it’s been said that, “The artistic activity of viewing artistic expression is an artistic experience unto itself.” (I made that up. ;] But it seems appropriate.)
Processing: I loaded nine images shot from -2 to +2 ev at .5 ev intervals into Nik HDR Efex Pro for tone mapping. I also added a little more Structure for detail in the big silver thing and the lawn. In Adobe Photoshop, I worked with Hue/Saturation to get more realistic color and used High Pass filter for sharpening.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 lens at 26mm, f/16, ISO 400.