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Old Mar 31, 2012, 9:14 AM   #1
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Battery Read is in Fort duPont State Park and overlooks the Delaware Bay from the Delaware side. At one time there were a number of 12 inch guns turret-mounted to the top. All of these were 5-shot merges in Photomatix Essentials - please let me know what you think!

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Battery 1 by Quadna71, on Flickr

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#4 - Those are limestone stalactites forming on the ceiling. The track system helped shuttle food and ammo from one area of the battery to another.

Stalagmites in the making by Quadna71, on Flickr

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Battered Battery by Quadna71, on Flickr

#6 - An anchoring point for one of the 12 inch guns.

12 Inch Gun Turret by Quadna71, on Flickr

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Old Mar 31, 2012, 3:16 PM   #2
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G'day Q71

Like the story - thanks
Best pix for me are #2 -3 -6
and if you wait 40,000 years those stalactites just reach the stalacmites ...

I like the way you have shown us the concrete structure - how it's been 'put together' originally, and how it's time-travelling. Your pp is well done, excellent use of colour & tone > I like 'em

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Pic 5 shows HDR's worth...
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Very nice! I like how these came out, pretty natural looking. Can't make up my mind which I like better, the whole series is nice.
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[pedantry]Stalactites. Stalagmites are accumulations on the floor. Stalactites hang from the ceiling.[/pedantry] Nice work on the HDR. The interest in these shots is the subject matter and the color, rather than the manipulation. Well done.

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[pedantry]Stalactites. Stalagmites are accumulations on the floor. Stalactites hang from the ceiling.[/pedantry] Nice work on the HDR. The interest in these shots is the subject matter and the color, rather than the manipulation. Well done.
You, Sir, are 100% correct - thanks!
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Very nice. It looks like you captured the whole dynamic range in all your shots. The color is vibrant and natural-looking, too. Very good HDR set.
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. I love the advantages of HDR but it's so easy for me to push a slider just a hair to far and ruin the whole work. I'm trying to lessen my saturations as I feel that is key to natural representation. Now if only my camera would bracket more than three exposures...I'm gonna wear out the wheel on my T3i by manually choosing 5 exposures all the time!
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