Monday, August 1, 2011

Terrace Chair HDR

The colorful and iconic chairs that are found on the Memorial Union terrace at the University of Wisconsin are sought after, and you can purchase and entire set for about $600. Unfortunately, the ones you buy only come in Red and White, and the only way to get the other colors is to try and walk off the terrace with one, as you are confronted by University Police. Amazingly enough, there are students who seem to think that throwing anything into the lake after a night of drinking on the terrace would be fun. We fished these chairs off the bottom of Lake Mendota, and I decided to take some pictures of them before they made their way back to the terrace. Using a shop light to create a flower shadow on the wall, I tested out my somewhat new Promote Control to get 28 exposures and combined them in Photomatrix Pro with the Grunge option.

The UW Lifesaving Station has been around since 1907, but the new boathouse was built in the 1960's. This image shows an old ring buoy hanging on the wall, probably since the building was created. The Grunge effect in Photomatrix really showcases the filth that has accumulated in the last 40-50 years...

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