Grasp The Moment Photography

HDRs in Brooklyn

Strolled around Williamsburg today. I dunno, maybe it was that I stayed up to the wee hours last night reading the blog of the HDR master Louis Trocciola but I just kept seeing all the great color and detail around me.

Now I’m in no way trying to copy his work, even if I tried I couldn’t get close. Visit his blog, and look at his images and let me know when you jaw finally closes. I’ve also been learning a lot at my favorite photo stomping ground Your Photo Forum from the HDR masters there, Jake Easley and Lincoln Palmer. Their stuff will blow you away. They’re both great guys too, and I’ve gotten lots of help and advice from them.

For now anyway, I’m still trying to find my way in this art form. Not every image will work as an HDR, and if nothing else, I’m getting better at taking a photo and making a mental note to run it through Photomatix when I get home.

Here’s what I saw today…


Sky Above The Bridge
Sky Above The Bridge

Vote Truck
Vote Truck


15 responses

  1. Nice work here Brian. I especially like the “Door”. Very surreal, but with real qualities. Make sense? It something about the muted surrounding tones emphasized by the splash of color on the door.

    October 21, 2008 at 12:35 am

  2. Brian,
    the Van shot. Welcome to the club. Any questions, feel free to drop me an email.

    October 21, 2008 at 12:37 am

  3. rgt

    Strange colors, i love the sky above the bridge and NYC! Keep up making HDR.

    October 21, 2008 at 6:09 am

  4. Brian-I have yet to dive into the HDR world myself. I find the detail and punch of life they bring to a photo to be so full of depth. I like the 1st shot here. I love how the graffiti is found even on the handle of the item in the foreground of the photo. The last shot POPS out with bold colors for sure. Nice that you’re getting the hang of this technique.

    October 21, 2008 at 9:13 am

  5. It is amazing what you can do and create with HDR.
    You show some great HDR shots here! Very well post processed!
    Excellent job!

    October 21, 2008 at 2:25 pm

  6. These shots are awesome… the first two are my favs. Thanks for the links also.

    October 21, 2008 at 3:48 pm

  7. Jenn

    I love the mood of these.
    The door seems chaotic, but fascinating-
    The bridge is so powerful,
    feels overwhelming to me.
    And the colors you’ve captured with Vote Truck really pop!
    Your HDR’s are magnificent, pitch!

    October 21, 2008 at 9:01 pm

  8. Mike

    Its funny I HATE graffiti but you make it look like art. Great stuff Brian

    October 22, 2008 at 8:12 am

  9. John (Dad)

    They’re are great.

    October 22, 2008 at 1:06 pm

  10. suehenryphotography

    Sigh…….I am going to HAVE to further explore HDR. I really like the van and will have to check out the links you provided.

    October 22, 2008 at 2:25 pm

  11. Cool series, but the van is awesome!

    October 29, 2008 at 1:02 pm

  12. I’ve just started with HDR myself and I find graffiti to be a good subject for that. Anyway, excellent work, expecially The Door.

    November 8, 2008 at 11:12 am

  13. I love the door shot. I just started with HDR and I find that graffiti are an excellent subject.

    November 8, 2008 at 11:31 am

  14. Oops… I thought the first comment didn’t make it (I got an error page).

    November 8, 2008 at 11:34 am

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