15 April, 2011

Windows In Time

Symmetry Loves Company.

I think I’ll call this style: off unsymmetrical symmetry, or how about, symmetrically unsymmetrical, or symmetrical offset. Honestly, I have no idea what to call it. — Regardless, it’s kinda symmetrical but it’s not. So really it’s not symmetrical, so then… Crap, forget it, I give up.

So if you’re a fan of symmetry or not, then you will like this shot, or not. Crap, I did it again…

This is a room from Castillo de San Cristóbal in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. It’s a great place with a lot of cool areas to explore. This one in particular really caught my eye. It was something about the symmetry or the lack of symmetry. Crap, there I go again…

Technical Mumbo Jumbo:

– Nikon D700 – Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8@ 20mm f/8 Iso: 100
– 7 Exposure Brackets (-4,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2) (-1 EV Shift)
HDR Photography Processing & Tone Mapping using Photomatix Pro
– Post Processing & Color Correction in Photoshop
– Enhanced detail with Nik Software Sharpener Pro
– Sharpened Edges with Topaz InFocus
– Additional (aggressive) Selective Sharpening
– symmetry loves company

Daily Banana – Windows In Time

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[beforeafter] HDR Photo - San Juan Puerto Rico - San Cristóbal - Windows In Time[/beforeafter]
About the Author

Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, writer, public speaker and highly skilled educator who spends his life seeking out and capturing some of the most beautiful and inspirational locations in the world. Recently featured by Professional Photographer Magazine, CNet Australia, and Wacom USA, Elia has cultivated a highly engaged social media following of nearly 3 million people across Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram. On the road full-time, he teaches the Art of Photography here on www.BlameTheMonkey.com, collaborates with various brands, sponsors and tourism boards, and leads Photography Tours and Post-processing Workshops worldwide.