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A Cool Conversation

In the spirit of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, I thought I would post this image. It was taken last Summer at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. The patio, contrasted against the historic appointments of the lounge, seemed a bit like the setting for a fairytale. I tried my best to capture that mood. I wanted to set the stage for a place where you can converse about rabbits, cards, turtles, hatters, time and anything else Lewis Caroll (err…Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) might have dreamt up for us!

Capture Notes:
Nikon D300
Nikkor 17-37 AFS 2.8
Gitzo Traveler
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 17 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Processing Notes:
Capture (7 Images @ 1EV)
Photomatix (HDR/Tonemapping)
NIK Color EFX Pro (ProContrast to correct color cast and global contrast)
NIK Color EFX Pro (Tontal Contrast global textures)
Photoshop (Lens correction and corp)
Photoshop (Resize for web)
NIK Sharpener (Display adaptive 40% output 85%)

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  1. Justin –

    You definitely achieved the psychedelic feel here. I do like the balance/symmetry of this image and the pp work is outstanding!

  2. Thanks Jeff! I was hoping for a place that one might consider for a very important date….

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