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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lowest Level

Today's photo was taken on the fifth (lowest) level of the parking garage under the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas. I got lucky and took it when there were no vehicles parked there at all which helps add to the vastness of the shot. I went pretty heavy with the Nik Silver Efex on this shot (in fact, the shot is only about 15% of the original coloring while the rest is several mixes of black and white!). The parking garage leads to a dead end on the left (you can see the barricade chain up preventing vehicles from proceeding any farther. I need to walk down there one of these days and see what is actually there!

I thought about taking the weird glow around the lights out (from desaturating colors, black and white conversion, and HDR blending), but after some debating I think they add an additional element of strangeness to the shot and decided to keep them in there.

Lowest Level

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is totally awesome Brian! I love the subtle light in the parkade, it helps to notice the wonderful textures and details!