Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More Bean

Chrome and clouds

Passing rain clouds added some drama to the skies over (and the reflections on) Cloud Gate, aka The Bean, in Chicago's Millennium Park.

And then the sun came out.

Bean Illuminated

And it made people smile.


Technical stuff: Photographs are single-image HDR. Individual RAW files processed into three separate images with 2-stop exposure difference and merged in Photomatix Pro. Original RAW images exposed for highlights, which diminishes stereotypical HDR artifacts like grayed-out highlights and halos around objects of high contrast.

Photographs © 2009 James Jordan.


Erik said...

Lovin' the Bean series.

Joan Elizabeth said...

These shot are amazing and thank you for sharing the technical details. I am absorbing them.

Wanda said...

These are just stunning!!!!