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Occidental Park Wallpaper by UrbanRural-Photo Occidental Park Wallpaper by UrbanRural-Photo
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My good photography buddy :iconshannonreiswig: made this statement: "I am viewing this on my monitor at work, which is a p.o.s. mind you. What's your thought on b&w hdr? Do you think that it makes the photo's muddy? I want to view this on a normal monitor, due to it being so dark.
Have you tried creating a HDR from only one raw image? I shot in a department store one raw image and i am going to see what i come up with."
He was right it was a little muddy and I made the correction via the single RAW image but not as an HDR but right in to photoshop for toning and convertion. Thank buddy for your help on this, it is so much cleaner, brighter and more detailed.

Location

In the heart of Pioneer Square, Occidental Park showcases Pioneer Square’s history through a historic glass pergola with heritage panels, towering totems, and the Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial. Sidewalk cafes and local businesses adjacent to the park link the cobblestone-lined space to the amenities in the neighborhood. In the summertime, tables and chairs are placed in Occidental Park to provide seating for residents, employees, and visitors to the neighborhood.

Technique

Converted to black & white in Photoshop CS3

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:iconartlesshmmmm:
ArtlessHmmmm Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
mmmm yes - i like the detail down to the reflection in the wet tiles, the treee's and lights lining the street with so many branches and the feel of symmetry is good too while i mention it!
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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:iconkarenfiore:
KarenFiore Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Exquisitely stunning.
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks you
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:icon32tsunami:
32tsunami Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Excellent mood - great choice of location
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I am loving this park I may go back this sat.
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:icon32tsunami:
32tsunami Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
I would like to join you if possible - That's probably a good park to have some backup with anyway :D
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure is but on a rainy mornig there is not much going on there. I will only be out there until sun up then if my plans work out I am heading to the pass.
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Leap Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful! If I ever start a wine store or a by-the-glass restaurant (my latest dream), this would most certainly go on the wall as a big beautiful print.

So I'll let you know when that happens. ;)
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I have my fingers crossed for ya. I think I can still press the shutter release that way. LOL
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:iconleap:
Leap Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:D haha, that might cause just a liiiittle bit of camera shake.
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL better use the remote. Thanks again and good luck.
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:iconstock-by-michelle:
Stock-By-Michelle Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008   Photographer
Such a beautiful photograph especially in B&W, I wonder were they able to get their homeless problem under control, last time I walked down there about 5 years ago, there were some homeless people trying to keep warm in the stores doorway.
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
They are always going to be around here because the shelter is on the next street over. The time I was there before this there were a few out there.
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:iconheatherwaller-rivet:
HeatherWaller-Rivet Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
outstanding work my friend..well done
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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:iconheatherwaller-rivet:
HeatherWaller-Rivet Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional Photographer
most welcome:wave:
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:iconfilter251:
Filter251 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008   Photographer
Truly a lovely piece! The lighting is just wonderful!

I love your work, as it's local for me, and brings it all home for me :-)

-L-
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, it people here on DA, like you that make it fun to do.
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:iconfilter251:
Filter251 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008   Photographer
my pleasure ;-)

-L-
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:iconnmbc-lvr:
nmbc-lvr Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008   Writer
I wish there was scenery around here like that, it's so pretty
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I am sure there is. I have only been to Ohio once with a girl I call myself being in love with and the down town area seem like it could work. But that was a long time ago so i am sure it has changed. Trust me I would have almost driven past this view if I had not seen the cafe chairs outside.
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:iconnmbc-lvr:
nmbc-lvr Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008   Writer
ah well I'm glad you saw it, and there might be something actually in cincinnati, but there's nothing local like this, and that's what I'd really like
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I will be suprise to see what you find driving around in the early morings.
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nmbc-lvr Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008   Writer
true, very true. Or late at night.
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I go early in the morning cause the cooks are to sleepy to chase me. LOL
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:iconnmbc-lvr:
nmbc-lvr Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008   Writer
lol nice
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genry31 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Really nice black and white. Love the reflections in the pavement. :)
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. I am thinking that that blacks could have been a little darker.
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:iconsherannmarie:
SherannMarie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008   Photographer
Very different from the way I saw the park today. Black and white is nice, and it seems so quiet, like you can just take the opportunity to breathe while you stroll. IT was busier in the daylight...
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I know that is why I don't go in the light. I don't like when there are people there. This is right before all the starbucks open up. There was one guy walking out there. I will post the color one so you can see him.
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tlbendele Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
nice symmetry and perspective. Taken after a rain shower? Rain always makes everything so dark, but makes for great reflections also...
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I know. I was thinking of a classic Paris shot when i saw think.
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ShannonReiswig Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
I am viewing this on my monitor at work, which is a p.o.s. mind you. What's your thought on b&w hdr? Do you think that it makes the photo's muddy? I want to view this on a normal monitor, due to it being so dark.
Have you tried creating a HDR from only one raw image? I shot in a department store one raw image and i am going to see what i come up with.
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I have and I will give this one a shot.
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:iconshannonreiswig:
ShannonReiswig Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
it looks perfect now! You are right it, it looks a lot cleaner now. :clap:
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I was waiting to hear from you on this one. Thanks for the pointer and the feed back buddy.
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:iconshannonreiswig:
ShannonReiswig Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
your welcome, it's all about making our work the best it can be and sharing it with others!
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
So true and thats one to grow on.
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:iconhermioneann:
Hermioneann Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Lovely, the black and white really suits it. It reminds me of Europe.
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I was thinking of this image of Paris when I took this.
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:iconrenatalmar:
renatalmar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Great shot!
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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:iconfilthysecret:
FilthySecret Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008   Photographer
I like this contrast, did you use flash? or it is naturall light of night?
this one has mysterious mood, atmosphere:)
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I never use my flash. This is all from the street lights there. I love the mood of this place as well. Thanks
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:iconfilthysecret:
FilthySecret Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008   Photographer
you are very welcome I like your work
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this one !
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome sir
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