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Wichita Skyline



Good old downtown Wichita, Kansas on the Arkansas River.   This is a three exposure HDR, processed in Photomatix and Lightroom.   I couldn’t get the color temperature to look right to me, but low and behold, I think it worked better as a black and white anyway.

6 responses

  1. Excellent picture! The tree branch really makes this photo and I think black and white is perfect.

    August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

  2. Love it! I feel like HDR images sometimes have too much sky. That tree branch is such a great big moody thing but it still allows us see the drama in the sky. Nice work!

    August 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm

  3. Ken Bello

    This does work well as a B&W and proves downtown Wichita can be pretty photogenic. I never think that the B&W conversion is a gimmick when I see results like this. I also think that the skies in Wichita always seem dramatic in your photos, too. and the branch gives this nice balance.

    August 12, 2011 at 3:42 pm

  4. Thank you all for the comments. I gave the new anti-ghosting features of Photomatix quite a work out on this one, it was extremely windy on this day and the branches were swaying. The result is not perfect, but it did a pretty good job of keeping it under control.

    August 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm

  5. elmediat

    The branch effectively balances the composition. The B & W creates a dramatic mood and none of the elements of the photograph are fighting each other, as they might have been had it been a colour photograph. Well done.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm

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