• Sterick Building
  • 88 Union Center (Memphis Business Journal Building)
  • Morgan Keegan Tower
  • 100 North Main (tallest building in Memphis at 131m (430 ft) & 37 floors)
  • 1st Tennessee Bank Building
  • One Commerce Square (Sun Trust building)
  • 99 Tower Place
  • AutoZone Corporate Headquarters I don't know what this building is, but I like it. I want to take some close up photos.

Memphis Skyline HDR [Reinhard]

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Memphis skyline in the late afternoon sun viewed from across the Mississippi River.

Does anyone else find it ridiculous that it took around 5 or 6 hours to process these photos? I don't mean the software rendering time was that long, I mean that it took me 5 or 6 hours to play with settings in my software until I got a result I liked.

I uploaded 3 tonemapped versions of this HDR shot. This one very realistic, but lacking in definition, the other two look progressively less realistic but with more definition and contrast. I could not decide which one I liked, please view all three and let me know which one you like the most.

This image is created from 13 exposures and is tonemapped using Dynamic Range Reduction Inspired by Photoreceptor Physiology ('05 E. Reinhard and K. Devlin)

Pregamma=0.9
Brightness=-10.4
Chromatic adaptation=1.1
Light adaptation=0

See a map depicting how I got to the location where I took this photo.

Some of the tall buildings that can be seen in the skyline.

100 North Main (tallest building in Memphis at 131m (430 ft) & 37 floors)
Morgan Keegan Tower
One Commerce Square (Sun Trust building)
1st Tennessee Bank Building
Sterick Building
99 Tower Place
88 Union Center (Memphis Business Journal Building)
AutoZone Corporate Headquarters

FOTOGRAFIA.Nelo.Esteves, and 24 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. FOTOGRAFIA.Nelo.Esteves 78 months ago | reply

    Lovely golden tones on the skyline. Great work!

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  2. FOTOGRAFIA.Nelo.Esteves 78 months ago | reply

    Wonderful work. Please join and share this with USA - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA group. We'd love to have you in our community :)

  3. SeeMidTN.com (aka Brent) 78 months ago | reply

    I love this picture, but especially I love the description on the buildings and the directions on how to get here.

  4. Exothermic 78 months ago | reply

    thanks, glad you like it. Lmk if you ever go out there and shoot a similar shot.

  5. Salva del Saz 78 months ago | reply

    Beautiful view and meritorious work behind it!

  6. seatonennis 73 months ago | reply

    Awesome photo. (I live just past the Sterick Building and the First Tennessee building by AutoZone Park.)

  7. norvegia2005sara 63 months ago | reply

    I'd like to INVITE you to join in
    "We travel the world"


    Please add this photo to the group
    www.flickr.com/groups/pancry;

  8. Rodrigo_Soldon 62 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wonderful photos for the world Pls post 1-comment 3_Contest VOTE, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. eg5555 59 months ago | reply

    Would you be interested in allowing this image to be used commerically?

  10. Exothermic 59 months ago | reply

    Yes, please e-mail me.

  11. Little lulú 56 months ago | reply

    Oh! i was there 2 weeks ago...
    I like this one ;)

  12. Anomalous_A 53 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called City Skylines, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  13. Michelle T Clayborne 49 months ago | reply

    Hi,
    I am the admin of a blog for the tenants of the Shrine Building downtown and I used your shot of 88 Union for a post about the upcoming development of that corner. Love your photos.
    Here is the link to the blog:
    theshrineblog.blogspot.com/

  14. kelsi_anne10 27 months ago | reply

    Would it be okay if I used this picture in a project? It would only be seen by my professor

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