Photo of the Day

While in Chicago I spent some time focusing on details. I walked by this door many times during our trip, but it wasn’t until the final day that I decided to photograph it. This is not an easy shot because of all of the lines.A tilt shift lens would be great, but who has one of those? I decide to frame this based on the lens that I had. In the end I really liked the photo that I made.

Technical Data

For this photo I wanted to show the grit of downtown. We can all pretend that it is not there, but everything in a big city seems to just be a little gritty. I started off with Matt Kloskowski’s strong HDR in Lightroom preset. This is a wonderful set of presets that you can download for free from his blog. I then added some black to the photo as well as some vibrance. This was an easy edit. The amazing thing is that I did not crop or straighten this photo.

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Photo of the Day

This photo just feels right for today. This is a door of St. John the Evangelist Church in Indy. This was the first Catholic Church in Indianapolis, and the second iteration of that church.. The architecture is amazing, and is what I think of when I think of a church. It really does not matter what the church looks like, but there is something to be said for a large cathedral like this. This church has stood here since 1893. There is a lot of beauty here, but I thought that I would focus on one of the details here.

Technical Data

I ran this photo through a preset called HDR Look by Matt Kloskowski. I tweaked the sliders just a bit to get the image that I imagined on the scene that day.