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Old Mar 12, 2010, 11:02 PM   #1
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It's raining in NYC today (and the whole weekend, too) so my noontime photo-walk was confined to indoors. I shot inside the New York Public Library on 5th Avenue. All pics processed with DPHDR. I shot 8 exposures for #2 to bring up the lightbulb filaments.

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C&C welcome. Thank you for looking!

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Old Mar 13, 2010, 12:02 AM   #2
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Great series VV. If you can shoot Raw why not do one with people who would be moving between shots? Then you just have to make your HDR from a single shot.
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Very nice series, great contrast.
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Nice series vv, great colors and contrast! The Public Library is a really impressive building!
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Great picks. Loving #3, #4 and #6.
Blue colors somewhat over the top, though.
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 5:25 PM   #6
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Great series VV. If you can shoot Raw why not do one with people who would be moving between shots? Then you just have to make your HDR from a single shot.
Beautiful shots!

I'm beginning to lean to the belief that RAW only gives you one "real" f stop of play (in either direction). So while useful to use for HDR, it's also limited.

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Stylish, harmonious, rich pictures

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Magazine quality as usual VV!
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 7:12 AM   #9
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Thank you all, for your comments and compliments!

Bynx, I forgot I can shoot raw -- I'll remember to turn it on next time around.

shoturtle, it's tricky to preserve contrast because I think HDR balances it all out but fortunately the lighting in the library is not at all difficult to work with (except you'd most definitely need a tripod -- I used ledges and tabletops and a remote shutter release cable).

Yes, maggo85, there is something to shoot in the building just about everywhere you look -- even empty corridors.

Ordo, I didn't notice the blue. I white-balanced #4 which was very yellowish so I'm just guessing it caused the blue to stand out.

Dave, yes I think I would need to shoot multiple exposures to achieve #2 -- the view outside the window was very bright, too. Hopefully I wouldn't need multiple exposures when shooting pictures with people.

Thanks, Torgny and jelpee for your very kind comments .
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Old Mar 17, 2010, 12:52 PM   #10
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I explored the library some more and can't help but share images of it. Everywhere I look seems a photo waiting to be taken.

Some research rooms were closed -- either open only on certain days or perhaps by appointment. But the doors have glass windows that let you see inside. I took a picture of one such room -- the "Map Room".

NYPL (New York Public Library) as the name might suggest is neither run by the city nor the state. It is "privately-managed" and funded by philanthropists "for the public good". (source:wikipedia.org)

#7.

http://i40.tinypic.com/15ytev9.jpg

#8. HDR using single RAW file.

http://i40.tinypic.com/10if7ua.jpg

#9. HDR using single RAW file.

http://i42.tinypic.com/4r4z89.jpg

#10.

http://i41.tinypic.com/1zbwcud.jpg

#11.

http://i44.tinypic.com/29dd95c.jpg


#12. Map Room.

http://i43.tinypic.com/1237fup.jpg

#13.

http://i43.tinypic.com/294pbue.jpg

#14.

http://i41.tinypic.com/1gg009.jpg

I hope you enjoy the pics. C&C welcome.
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