From the 11th Floor
Hey Good Evening
Okay I’ll admit it I don’t do well from heights. Especially if there is a chance that I could fall, jump, or crash. Well I’m in Des Moines, Iowa this week at the annual SHRM Conference and we are at the Sheraton Inn.
I think this was originally a Regency Hyatt hotel because they use to design all their hotel buildings this way. No roof between floors until the top of the building. I have never liked this design since staying at my first hotel like this in Atlanta Georgia. It was 22 floors and I was on the 21st floor. It was not a good experience.
So I made myself go to the eleventh floor (that is the highest floor in this hotel) this evening and lean out over the railing to capture this HDR image. I’m pretty happy with how it came out considering what personal risk I took with my own safety to capture it. 🙂
Anyway processed in Photomatrix and then post processed in Photoshop. By the way the first day of the conference was awesome. I heard an amazing speaker by the name of Shawn Achor. Purchased his book “The Happiness Advantage.” Can’t wait to read it. If it is half as good as his presentation was I’m in for a treat.
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This is a small creek that I pass almost every day going to and coming from work. I have thought about making an image of it, but there is almost no where to park and the light is so bad I didn’t figure I could get a good image.
Then I decided to try an HDR exposure. So I set up my tripod and endured all the people slowing down to see what I was doing and took a 5 exposure HDR shot in both landscape and portrait set up. I liked the landscape position better.
Everyone has their own opinion about HDR imagery but like Scott Kelby says it is in the eye of the beholder. So if you like it fine and if you don’t that’s okay as well. Thanks for the look.
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