Andrew Lewis  

Disney Hall by Andrew Lewis

May 2023 - Disney Hall

About the Image(s)

It’s titled “Disney Hall”. I went to downtown Los Angeles with the Lancaster Photography Association and we did a photo walk. We shot the buildings, people, etc then set up on a bridge over one of the freeways with the skyscrapers on either side and played with dragging the shutters in the blue hour and early dark hours of the evening. It was a nice trip. This is the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The weather had been a little overcast all day, but we had just enough clearing in the afternoon to give us an interesting sky.

I shot it with a Nikon D850, Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art lens, ISO 200, 1/400 sec @ f/11. I did play with the sky a little bit in camera raw to punch up the texture and contrast, and I worked on the overall image to bring some of the subtle colors out. I’m rather pleased with how it came out.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Andrew, I love this image. I bet it would be great in black and white too. There is so much texture and contrast. Good job. I would not change a thing.   Posted: 05/09/2023 23:16:44
Andrew Lewis   Andrew Lewis
Thank you, Linda. I had seen the building before, but don't go down to this area much. I was really impressed. I was trying to emulate a friend's image of this building. I'd like to go back by myself and spend more time shooting different angles. You're absolutely right about the black and white conversion. :-)   Posted: 05/26/2023 08:04:35
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Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
Excellant subject for wide angle! I like the color and dramatic sky. The light and shadow adds depth. There is texture everywhere. I did not know this building exists. Some of the sky is a little blown out. It does pull the eye out of the image. I would get rid of the car and the two buses.   Posted: 05/10/2023 11:21:06
Andrew Lewis   Andrew Lewis
Thanks, Mark. I think we got lucky with the sky while we were there. You're absoloutely right about the traffic being a distraction. I'll have to work on removing them. That's punching a little above my weight class in the editing department, but something I'd love to be better at. My sky does need a little work too. It was tough to get the detail to come out in the shadows without the highlights getting out of control. I'd like to tweak the clouds a little more. I appreciate the suggestions.   Posted: 05/26/2023 08:30:47

Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
Well this is an interesting architectural structure and it makes a great photo subject. Lots of impact, especially with the sky looking like it was painted just for this photo. I feel the subtle shades of light and dark on the building help bring out all the interesting twists and turns in the design. You photographed this image at the right time of day for sure. I really like this Andrew. Only change I could suggest is to eliminate the "stop" line on the pavement in the lower right near your signature. It just doesn't seem to fit.   Posted: 05/18/2023 16:48:58
Andrew Lewis   Andrew Lewis
Thanks, Bruce. Good catch. I went back and took a swipe at that line. It wasn't the cleanest removal job, but the difference was significant. There's a lot of "digital landscaping" to be done here. I'm working on noticing details like that, and appreciate your help in spotting them.   Posted: 05/26/2023 08:26:50