This is my High Dynamic Range (HDR) image of the Stevens Brick Block building. It’s a row of four brick stores that were later converted to City Hall on Craven Street in New Bern, North Carolina. I can’t find any history or older photos of this building except that it was built around 1816. If you can supply additional information, I’d appreciate it. Would love to find a historic picture of this building for comparison. (Update: I got a response from Steve Walser on Facebook with this link about the Old City Hall. Thanks Steve.)
Processing: Nine shots from -2 to +2 at .5 ev intervals loaded into Nik HDR Efex Pro for Tone Mapping. I did very few modifications since I wanted this image to be as realistic as possible. In Adobe Photoshop CS6, I applied Shadows/Highlights for a smoother color/tonal blending and then did overall sharpening using High Pass filter.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 lens set at 26mm, f/11, ISO 400.