Dereliction - by Audrey
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Autumn is the name Audrey goes by on the Digital Photography Now forum and we're featuring one of her pictures today for Picture of the Day, the first for the new month of April. This is a tone mapped view of what once must have been an impressive house interior in its heyday. Audrey posted this recently on the forum along with several others under the theme of 'dereliction'. Tone-mapping or HDR (High Dynamic Range) can be very dramatic, as it is here, but it can also be over-used and over-egged. This, in my view, is the best of the series of views from the derelict house Audrey posted and I especially like the formality of the tall windows plus the corkscrew of the staircase, against the shambles of the rest of the scene; it's order and form versus, well, dereliction.
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DPNow.com Picture of the Day - Thursday 1st April 2010
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[I]Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was t... (more)
Stephen Re: DPNow.com Picture of the Day - Thursday 1st April 2010
There maybe some confusion about the terms HDR and Tonemapping with this photo of Audreys. It is w... (more)
Autumn Re: DPNow.com Picture of the Day - Thursday 1st April 2010
What is shock to see my picture here! I had no idea that it had been chosen as POTD.
Thanks Step... (more)
Ian Re: DPNow.com Picture of the Day - Thursday 1st April 2010
I like it when the shock is a pleasant one! :)
I had a look at the site where I guess Audrey obtai... (more)