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Niagara Falls Canada – Day trip

Niagara Falls Canada

Niagara Falls Canada

Took a day trip to Niagara Falls, this is the first time I went with my DSLR. This first trip was fun and will return sometime during the summer.

My Vision of the French Lick Springs Hotel

Walking into the French Lick Springs Hotel (French Lick, Indiana) you are struck by an opulent lobby warm, rich in color and an immediate appreciation for the hotel’s history. This hotel was originally built around 1845 and has been restored to what we see to day. Looking around the lobby I was taken in by its architecture. I felt like I was stepping in to a historical painting from long ago. I wanted to reproduce the historical feeling while showing the richness of the lobby. These photos are my interpretation of that concept.

I returned late at night not to disturb other guests and setup my tripod and took a few photos to produce this gallery. Click the gallery Images to see a larger version of the photos.

Please feel free to leave me your comments or critiques.

Trains in HDR

HDR Trains

Trains in HDR click to see a larger version

I was visiting French Lick Indiana and came across some restored trains. They have a great train station setup there a great place for taking photos. I walked around the station, climbed on the trains and look in to these restored train cars. I saw the colors of the train cars along with the contrasting sky. I figured that this would be a nice HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo.

I then combined and processed the photos using Photomatix. In this case I went with a more painterly effect, as I wanted to get that old time classic station feel.

If you are looking to create your own HDR photos here is a really great HDR Tutorial where I first learned how.

Please feel free to leave me your comments or critiques.