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First Fire Station

First Fire Station
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Copyright: Pascal Eric Servais (metamorphose) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 45 N: 90] (477)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-21
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor VR 18-200mm F/3,5-5,6G
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): HDR Experimentations [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-25 6:46
Viewed: 1832
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Builded in 1877, that was the first fire station of St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu. It is now known as "Le Musée du Haut-Richelieu". I like the building very much and this is why I wanted to share it.

He is why I repost it : this picture has many straight lines and the resizing of the picture created a lot of jaggies and the lost of many details I found attractive within the original picture. With the first version, I did all the PP, including the HDR processing with the original size of the files and then I resized. For the new version, I did standard PP before resizing and then HDR processing.

Technically, for this version (in this order) :
* added sharpening with the "light & shadows sharpening" technique
* resized : many times with only 75% each times until the wanted size (4 or 5 times) in order to decrease jaggies effects
* saved 3 versions : under, normal and over exposed
* created HDR image
* tone mapped and saved two new images : one with drago algorythm and the other with fattal algorythm
* reopened the normally exposed image
* merged the two tone mapped images with the original version with overlay mode
* saved the result

Et voilà ! Personnally I find this version far better than the previous.

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Agree. this version is a better one. Good use of HDR.

Bonjour Pascal,
Cette version est excellente et bien composée et présentée en HDR, belle saturation des couleurs et contraste...

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  • tojav Gold Star Critiquer [C: 114 W: 0 N: 0] (886)
  • [2009-02-25 7:09]
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Hi Pascal,
Very interesting photo. Good composition, colours and sharpness. It pleases to me.

Hello Pascal,

You are right. This looks much better.
Wonderful colour vibrancy and equally good architectural details!
I like your pov which makes the buildig look quite imposing.
Normally, I don't like very evident power lines but here, their shadows are an interesting detail.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-02-25 10:51]
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Bonjour Pascal
Autrefois il y avait le marche a l'interieur, et a Noel la Co Signer donnait des sacs de noel au enfants des employes. Ayant un oncle qui travaillait pour la co j'ai eu la joie d'aller chercher un sac.

Aved le hdr elle est plus rouge que la normale et j'avoue que ca lui convient bien dans nos temps plus moderne.
Bon resultats.

It's a great building - it has a suitable grandeur to it, the bright red paint, and the uniform-like decorations over the windows. The bell tower is a great detail.

Beautifully placed against that blue sky for terrific contrast.


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  • mi_per Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 215 W: 27 N: 369] (3825)
  • [2009-02-25 15:11]

Hello Pascal!
Exelant use of hdr.
Very interesting composition with good sharpness and colours.
very good details,contrast and and point of view,
Wonderful blue sky:)
Best regards

Hi Pascal!
Vivid colours and framing, creative an impressive and attractive image!Well seen and well done!
TFS - Congratulations!

Hi Pascal Eric,
A very nice characteristic building you show us here. I like that architecture very much. You took a great POV in this one.
The colors and exposure are great, as is the note.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-03-02 19:01]
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Bonjour Pascal-Éric,
Quel superbe bâtiment! Définitivement, ton travail de post-pocessing améliore grandement l'original lui donnant beaucoup de dynamisme! bravo! Annie

Hi Pascal:
Fantastic color:
beautiful perspectice.

Olá, Pascal!

Stunning colors, great sharpness and goof POV.
Great job, mate. Congratulations and TFS!


Hello Pascal-Eric.
Very nice picture of an interesting historical building in wonderful strong colours, especially the rich red contrasting with the blue of the sky. You are right, this one is better than the previous version. Only little (totally subjective) thing: I don't care much for the frame which in my opinion steals the building's show.
Best regards

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-04-02 11:31]

Hi Pascal,

Very nice vibrant colors, sharp details.
The vertical crop really goes well with this image.
Well done...


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