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Century II HDR

One of Wichita’s downtown landmarks is the saucer shaped Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center.   The building was completed in 1969, and has been serving the city ever since.  I had tried processing this HDR a few weeks ago, but was disappointed that there was so much noise in the sky.   I’ve just upgraded to the latest version of Photomatix, and also done some more reading, and am more pleased with this version.   As is the usual with me, this is a three exposure HDR, this time combined with Photomatix Pro 4.0.   They have made some improvements to the program, not the least of which is a slick little plugin for Lightroom so you don’t have to keep bouncing between individually started programs.   Very nice.

2 responses

  1. ken bello

    Wichita has, by far, the most photogenic skies. I think it’s interesting that you only included a portion of the building, sort of a teaser of what the entire structure looks like. Very effective. Again, I’m envious of your HDR technique. I should push myself to use the tripod more often to try this approach. CS5 has a built in HDR adjustment, but I’ve never tried it.

    June 27, 2011 at 8:23 am

  2. Thanks Ken. We do have nice skies on occasion, but we have our fair share of duds too.

    June 27, 2011 at 7:22 pm

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