As you’ll have seen the Walker Art Gallery was all lit up for the “New Year” fireworks. I was out wandering the night before and I managed to catch them setting up the lights. This is something I’ll be doing each year now as you can get right up close to the building, 10mm close. I met one of the people in charge who asked me to pimp their company, the Liverpool Culture Company. They did a great job with the fireworks and lighting so there ya go :)
This image has had a touch of HDR done to it. “Why?”, I hear you ask. Well there were some areas that were perfectly exposed and some that were just a bit too dark. So I figured I could make 3 TIFFs from the 1 RAW, loaded them into Photomatix and I turned off most of the Tone Mapping options. That wasn’t what I wanted for this image, I just wanted to blend the exposures really. This was the easiest way as I didn’t want to play around with masks and things in Photoshop. It worked perfectly and again shows the usefulness of HDR techniques.
Camera: Canon 30D // ISO speed: 200 // Shutter Speed: 1/6 // Aperture: f4.5 // Exposure Bias: -1.0 // Metering: Average // Focal Length: 11.0mm (must have knocked the lens) // Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6