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To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

fabrizio perelli from Roma, Italy

great hdr

9 Sep 2009 6:14am

@fabrizio perelli: Thank you Fabrizio.

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


9 Sep 2009 8:39am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great HDR processing. What is it?

How do you keep the sky blue when you do an HDR. I use photomatix and I am struggling to get a blue sky.

9 Sep 2009 9:58am

@Sarito: Not sure what the sculpture is nor do I know who the artist is. I use photomatix as well. Sky's can be hard to deal with doing HDR. I usually use an ultraviolet polarizing filter when I shoot the sky, and in processing I adjust both the color levels and highlight and shadow levels using photoshop CS3. I hope that helps.

manel from Girona, Spain

Buena composición y buen tratamiento. En españa tenemos un escultor muy famoso que se llama Chillida, y gran parte de su obra escultórica, son obras metalicas y colocadas al aire libre.

9 Sep 2009 10:54am

@manel: Thanks Manel, I will have to do some research on Chillida. There is no informtion about this sculpture or the artist in the park where it is displayed.

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Very nice! Succesful HDR, and the composition of the photo itself is also very good. I like the sky!

9 Sep 2009 11:02am

@Albert: Danke Albert.

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

super light, super frame

9 Sep 2009 11:59am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Love your composition here with the use of "thirds" here.

9 Sep 2009 12:32pm

@Steven: Thank you Steven.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


9 Sep 2009 1:43pm

@Onlymehdi: Thanks Mehdi, I admire the truth you tell through your blog, keep doing what you do!

6ft5 from Stockholm, Sweden

You are so good with the HDR!

9 Sep 2009 1:47pm

@6ft5: 6ft5, so many get processed but very few get published.

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Another great shot--bravo!

9 Sep 2009 2:21pm

@Amanda: Hey Amanda, I hope your holiday was a great one. I will be in A2 Saturday shouting drunken obscenities to our Irish guests.

k@ from Paris, France

Now I Am wondering what target this big arrow is pointing ? :)
Great light !

9 Sep 2009 2:24pm

@k@: k@rine, I wonder that too. This sculpture is next to the point where I launch my kayak, I see it often and can not figure out what it most resembles. I have always thought it to be out of place in such a green and natural space.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super shot with awesome processing !!

9 Sep 2009 3:31pm

@MARIANA: Thank you Mariana, that is an awesome sky you published today.

fotografa from London, United Kingdom

Superb composition and capture, with lovely tonal range and colour tones.

9 Sep 2009 4:12pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

That sounds like a blast! Go Blue!

9 Sep 2009 4:13pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A great HDR. I like the result

9 Sep 2009 5:01pm

marc from Granby, Canada

very nice look's great !

9 Sep 2009 6:53pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Puedes mirar la Web Eduardo Chillida . Wikipedia.

9 Sep 2009 10:43pm

@manel: Thank you Manel, I really like the one titled Elogio del Horizonte.

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Looks like the hammer is going to come down.

10 Sep 2009 12:59am

@JoeB: Yeah it does.

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull HDR

10 Sep 2009 10:04pm

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great hdr it really captures the detail in the clouds and the reflections on the sculpture

11 Sep 2009 2:35am

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Nice find. The light is excellent!

14 Sep 2009 12:15pm

Angela Anderson-Cobb from Detroit, United States

You know, I normally think this is one of the ugliest things on Belle Isle but you've managed to redeem it here. ;)

12 Oct 2009 12:06pm

Crhoades from Detroit, United States

Gazelle-stainless steel sculpture was to be one of a herd of five in this spot on Belle Isle. It was done by self-taught Richard Bennett. The shadow, grassland and shades of silver and gold are very impressive!

9 Feb 2010 7:09pm