Old Faithful Inn is a spectacular log (lodgepole pine) resort hotel in Yellowstone National Park that was initially built in the winter of 1903-1904. It is the largest log hotel in the world and possibly even the largest log building in the world. There have been several additions made over the years to this building, but this lobby is original to 1903-1904. It remains a prime example of the "Golden Age" of rustic resort architecture (Robert Reamer was the architect).
This photo is a blending of 5 exposures (this is not true HDR tonemapping), in order to capture the tremendous exposure range that exists within the lobby interior, and to add the correct warmth (color balance) to the wood. (Here's an example of what the lobby looks like without this exposure blending - courtesy of pfrench99's photostream.)
See the other images in this SERIES (below).
Orig: 10/7/2009 11:53