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Fleetwood Diner

Originally the Dag-Wood Diner, the Fleetwood (since 1971) is an Ann Arbor institution. This image is the result of merging 5 different exposures into an HDR using Photomatix, plus some additional work in Photoshop. I desaturated the colors a bit to give the image a faded look. I also used the Topaz Simplify filter to give the image a bit of a 'painted' look, but I masked out areas that I wanted sharper. An alternative version is posted on my Image Gallery blog. I like both versions, what do others think?

 

Looks nice on black

 

Comments welcome.

 

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Taken on May 25, 2009