Stuart Bacon, QPSA  

Untitled by Stuart Bacon, QPSA

March 2020 - Untitled

March 2020 - Stuart Bacon, QPSA


About the Image(s)

The Palace of Fine Arts was built as a temporary building for the 1915 Exposition. Since it was considered a beautiful structure it was the only building that was not torn down after the Exposition. It attracts lots of people, especially wedding parties as the lake and columns provide a different background for the wedding pictures. I used my converted Nikon D50 and made three exposures at f8 - 1/640, 1/1250, and 1/2500. The lens was set at 34 mm. To experiment I merged the three exposures in Aurora HDR then added some contrast. In P/S I first converted it to b/w with Silver Efex Pro then "straightened" the right column and burned the right edge and foreground.

3 comments posted

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
I like the layers in this image. It is interesting to look between the columns and explore the interior spaces and then finally go through the archway to the back . For me, the shadows of the branches in the foreground detract from my onverall ejoyent of the scene, so I am thinking to crop them out. Also, I know you have added contrast, but my thinking is that you could push that a little farther, if it doesn't cause a loss of detail in the shadows.   Posted: 03/14/2020 10:57:06

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
I like you can look through columns and buildings.
Nice IR B&W conversion. Cannot think of anything to change.   Posted: 03/17/2020 11:19:08

Julie Walker   Julie Walker
I like the layers in this image too which lead your eye through to the buildings in the background. My only suggestion would be to crop a little off the top as I'm finding the area of sky and foliage right at the top of the image on the left hand side a little distracting.   Posted: 03/19/2020 11:47:36


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