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Another in my love affair with the Vancouver Central Library. If you love photography, you just can't take your eyes - or lens - off this amazing building. I've said it before: curvaceousness is elemental to beauty.


I used Photomatix to bring out the detail in the right side of the shot. this is what I think HDR is useful for, bringing out the shadows. Particularly useful in a situation where you have only one RAW shot. I would have done a set of bracketed exposures but no tripod was at hand.


A key thing in doing pseudoHDR like this is to do your noise reduction work BEFORE going to Photomatix. So do a bit of work in Adobe Camera Raw, then open in Photoshop, and save as a 16 bit tiff file, which Photomatix will work with. This workflow makes a big difference in terms of color banding and noise once it runs through Photomatix and the tonemapping process.

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Taken on April 30, 2009