Rushing Out | HDR Photo

I just realized that I wasn’t shooting for me lately, so I just jumped out grabbed the camera and tripod and  headed to downtown Miami for some night HDR, a subject and combination that I really enjoy.

I wanted to walk around Bayfront Park and Biscayne Blvd. for some time now, so I just went there and wandered the area. Just across the park I found the Wachovia Financial Center, a wonderful modern structure, constructed during the eighties. The skyscraper used to be the tallest building south of New York when topped-off back then.

This 2 acre development consist in a tall office building and a 15-story low rise building, this picture was taken in a bridge or corridor that connect both buildings.

I used the Nikon D300 and the Sigma 10-20 lens to shoot this image, the main photo was made out of 7 bracketed shots one stop apart. Even do I liked the picture, I felt something was missing when I finished, so I waited a bit and people started to walk by, then I decided to also shoot the people. So I post-processed the image using NIK HDR Efex Pro, and finished in Lightroom and Photoshop CS5. The people was processed in the same way, but just from one single capture, so I have 4 different shots of people in different positions that I photographed and processed in HDR using just one shot, then I added the people in Photoshop composing the final image.

You can click on the image to see it full size, and if you have any comments just share them… more coming soon, in the meantime, get out there and shoot something.