Jailhouse Shadows

Picture by steve_zasadny

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  • June 09, 2019
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • EF11-24mm f/4L USM
  • A 8/1
  • f 14/1
  • EV Variable with longest exposure at 30 seconds
  • ISO 320
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number
  • Exposures Number -2-1-0+1+2
  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro / Photoshop CC / Topaz Studio
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes


09 Jun 06:02

This is the shower area in solitary at the Old Joliet Prison. Both shower stalls are locked when occupied. This was an interior lower level area with no light the light sources were from two camping LEDs, one in the back of each stall. They were only about 50 lumens so the five bracketed exposures took over two minutes per bracket. By doing this as an hdr, I was able to avoid all noise in the shadows and control the highlights to preserve all the detail there.

09 Jun 22:34

Excellent black and white HDR Steve

09 Jun 22:47

@josephc thank you!!

10 Jun 12:30

Great job on processing this beauty Steve. Anyone can produce a B&W, but very few can make it POP like this one. Bravo!

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