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Old Mar 30, 2010, 9:45 AM   #1
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We have a rather newly-buildt Town-hall here in Fredrikstad, and I went to photograph it, one boring sunday afternoon with no sun and just dull contrasts outside.

I had forgotten how narrow the streen was, and since the building was rather tall and extremely wide, I just had no chance of getting a good enough picture with my kit-lens. That's when I remembered there was a hill behind the Town-Hall where I can get a shot of the buildings backside. To my surprise, the backside was much more interesting than the front!



Big resolution: 1280 x 489 pixels.

In fact, it was more 'impressive' and rather "cool" (pun!) to look at now in the wintertime, as the copper-clad fassade showed up much better with the snow as background, than in the summer with lots of green foliage around it.



For those with lesser resolution on their screen, here is a smaller version. 1047 x 400 pixels.



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Very good detail in this shot, Walter. It actually looks like a scale model. Nicely done.
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Interesting. One of the things I like about this forum is seeing the sites from all over where other members live. Thanks for sharing.
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Nicely captured Walter - looks really good... something different from you
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Interesting building, nicely done hdr.
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...something different from you
Thank's Markus - There is no end to what we can do if we get bored enough....
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...It actually looks like a scale model. Nicely done.
Thank you Walter. The total absence of human beings (remember, it was on a sunday) is mainly to blame for this, i think...




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Interesting building, nicely done hdr.

Thank you for your kind words, shoturtle!

I don't know if I dare to say this any more (beeing watched every step by the HDR-nazis...), but for photos like this, there is no alternative to HDR.

(there, I said it!! - Nothing happened......yet...)



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There are some building that just do not photograph well under normal exposure. And some where not even HDR will work. So for me, it is a nice tool to have, and good to experiment with. I just would like to see a side by side of hdr and normal most of the time. It helps me decided if the hdr is add or not.
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Walter, could you post the zero-EV original as well?

(Before I put my foot in it again, criticising your Norwegian blue... ;-) )
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