A formidable vegetable garden, eh? Well, nothing is too good for the Guvna! The grounds and gardens at Tryon Place in New Bern, NC are HDR heaven. And this garden, though not as polished as the floral extravaganzas that I posted earlier, is still a beauty.
That’s the kitchen office in the background. This was 18th century “Royal” living in a rugged sort of way.
I thought I’d throw in an aged version of this image. The old timey look seems to be appropriate.
Equipment used:Nikon D700with28-70mm f/2.8 lens set at 28mm, f/13, ISO 400.
Standing at the southwest corner of Middle and Pollock streets in New Bern North Carolina, is this prayer garden at the historic,First Baptist Church. Anyone walking by can’t miss it and it’s a pleasantly refreshing change of view from the surrounding buildings.
As I passed by this scene on my HDR photo walk, the clouds had just blocked the sun which gave me an opportunity for this shot. Less contrast and more color saturation in the light and shadow areas allowed this more mellow image.
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 Structure for detail in the bricks. In Adobe Photoshop, I worked with Hue/Saturation to get more realistic color and used High Pass filter for sharpening. And finally, I used Adaptive Wide Angle to make the verticals straight. and balance the composition. This images was shot at 20mm so you can still see some stretch distortion at the lower right.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 lens at 20mm, f/11, ISO 400.
It’s been a while since I posted an “Intimate Landscape” in HDR. This is another shot from Brookside Gardensin Silver Spring Maryland. In the short time that I spent there, I managed to pop quite a few brackets. This is one of my favorites and shows a beautiful combination of nature, mowing and architecture. And with such a perfect weather day, it was hard to mess anything up.
Processing: Five images from -2 to +2 ev loaded into Nik HDr Efex Pro for Tone Mapping and overall Structure. I emphasized the texture in the walkway and steps and added more structure to that area. Adobe Photoshop was used to add more depth and modify the saturation for a realistic result.
Nikon D700 with 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 set at 28mm, f/20, ISO 400. Manfrotto 190XPROB with 486RC2 ball head.