I enjoy having a new photo on my desktop all the time. My wallpaper folder is filled with thousands of wallpapers I’ve collected over time. I’ve released few of my photos as wallpapers earlier, since its always tedious to generate tailored copies. Most photos don’t usually sit squarely in widescreen or native desktop resolution. Anyway, thats probably my laziness talking.
I shot this HDR a couple of days ago. The wallpapers are now here. Download link.
The Compuware HQ is located on Campus Martius Park in Detroit. This park is host to the famous Michigan Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument built in 1872. I was trying to shoot just the fountain but I soon realized that it was covering most of the base of the statue, isolating the sculpture of Michigania. Its a beautiful movement almost like a wave moving across the frame when you watch it from this angle.
Photograph Specs: 35mm, f/11, 1/640sec, ISO-100, -0.7 exp step
A commenter requested me to post a wallpaper for this shot. So, here it is. They are available at deviantART, where I’ve posted some other wallpapers and designs too.
The download contains two wallpapers in 1600×1200 standard resolution & 1680×1050 widescreen resolution. Thanks for the encouragement!
I attended Startup Weekend in Detroit over the past couple of days. It was a harrowing yet inspiring experience. And, so was the location. The Compuware building is much more elegant than the company’s state right now. This ornate waterfall setup in the atrium lobby of the large building is a sight to behold. I managed to capture this HDR using three 1/10 sec shots spaced at 0.33 exposure stops. A truly beautiful render came out through Photomatix.
Today was a beautiful day here in Ann Arbor, and fortunately, I had my camera with me. I snapped away this HDR of Rackham Graduate Studies building. Its a three step HDR spaced at 0.67 exp steps. I processed the original color hdr into b/w using a green filter and by adjusting the levels. Overall, I’m quite happy with the result.
I’ve seen few rainbows in my life, perhaps five to six. Seeing one in Ann Arbor this morning, was a special surprise. I tried my level best to capture the faint colors in the rainbow itself but was unlucky. Instead the entire arch seems as one band colouring itself from the orange and pink lighting. A beautiful sight indeed!
Photograph Specs: 18mm, f/4, 1/25 sec, ISO-100
Processing: 5 images, HDR at 0.33 step, Tone Compressor Tone Mapping