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Old Feb 25, 2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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It's snowing heavily in NYC today so my noontime photography walk was confined to indoors. Below are taken inside Grand Central Terminal using two different tone-mapping methods in DPHDR. C&C please. Thanks for looking!

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Old Feb 26, 2010, 12:46 AM   #2
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Very well done, taking care to position yourself for a great angle. I prefer #2 -- more contrast and not as flat as #1.
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i agree with walter. very nice shot and i also prefer the contrast in #2.
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 1:52 AM   #4
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I like the #2 for more contrast as well. But it's still a picture of the Grand Station
BUT #1 the flatness 'says' something to me too. It seems to 'add' to the massiveness of the building, while the yellow makes it a warm place....everything else suggests 'loneliness'. If there were no people in the background..it would even be more apocalyptic
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I prefer #2 too - like the lights and the contrast.
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Exactly what Walter said. Spectacular pick vvc.
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Magnificient images of a magnificient bulding.

Any issues with security in photographing inside the buildiing, or using a tripod?
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The first shot has a flat and artificial look to it, the second one is, well, picture perfect. They don't make buildings like that anymore.
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The second shot is just superb, outstanding work VV!

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Thank you, all, for your very kind compliments!

littlejohn, I had to be very patient for that shot because Grand Central Terminal is such a busy place and people kept walking into my frame.

jelpee, there are no issues regarding security at GCT, at all. And yes, you can use a tripod anywhere in GCT.

I guess it's unanimous -- #2 is the better tone-map -- so that picture goes into my FB account .

#1 is DPHDR's "halo-matix" while #2 is DPHDR's "eye-catching" tone map.

I guess I'm in the minority (maybe even the only one) who likes halo-matix so I'm not going to use it too much. I'll use it only if it really works on a particular shot.

For this shot, my Sony A350 was actually on the floor facing the passage's downward incline. I used the camera's vari-angle LCD viewfinder to act as support for the camera to tilt slightly up.

Sitting this way for a few minutes, people behind me would occasionally pause and take pictures of what I'm aiming at with their P&S. It's a passage in GCT that is normally ignored by tourists -- the main attraction being GCT's main hall -- so I guess they think I know what I'm doing and they take the same shots that a "pro" (ahem) photographer would.
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