First HDRI Efforts
A am planning to try to get caught up with the blog, which has been mostly idle for a year.
For starters, I have two images from a shoot at the old Interwoven Sock Mill complex in Martinsburg. Interwoven was at one time one of the largest (if not the largest) manufacturer of socks in the country and was one of the major employers in West Virginia. The buildings have been empty for quite some time but are generally structurally solid even if they are pretty messy at the moment.
Having been studying and experimenting with High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) for a few months, I wanted to try the technique on a real subject. The end result was quite satisfying:
The Second image is one of my favorites, and was very successful having earned an “Award of Distinction” from the 2008-2009 West Virginia Arts and Crafts Guild Biennial Competition, and also was selected for exhibit in the 2009 Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD.
I’ve been doing more HDRI and as I learn more about it, I my appreciation of the power of the technique grows. I’ll be writing more about this in the future.