Mirror to the Sky

Sometimes you can go light on the processing, sometimes you can go heavy…this photo of the Chase Towers in downtown Phoenix is a bit on the heavy side. There is a plugin called Topaz Adjust and I love the Exposure Color Stretch filter. It can take a good photo and add something unique to it. Most of the time I love the way my images look naturally, but on occasion, I like to shake things up!

I shot this over a month ago…just a few weeks after moving downtown. The exploration of the urban Phoenix area has progressed a bit since then, but mostly I’ve been doing photoshoots of people down there instead of bracketing old buildings and architecture. That changed last night as I took some time post-photoshoot to drive down some alleyways and peer under bridges to see what I could find.

I didn’t post this one earlier because I had already posted another shot of this building last month from a slightly different angle. I figure if you are going to blog more than one angle of a specific structure, you may as well spread that stuff out over a few months. Which may or may not mean I have a third one coming 🙂

  • http://www.behindmyeyes.me Jim Denham

    Great shot Mike, and the Exposure Color Stretch is awesome!

  • http://www.robhansonphotography.com Rob Hanson

    Really nice, Mike. The colors off the building are wild, and suit the subject very well.

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  • http://dudewithcamera.com Jesse

    Sometimes its fun to go a little crazy, well done

  • http://www.avestyles.com Alex Evjen

    I stare at those towers every day from my office.

    At first I was mad that the architect made the towers so reflective because during certain times of the day the windows can blind you when driving. However, there are other moments where the towers become invisible as they reflect the clouds and the sky.

    I think your photo really capture that! =)

  • http://www.nychdr.com Tim Gibson

    gorgeous shot!

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    @Mike:

    It’s unanimous! The photo’s not too over the top. I really like it. Like I’ve said before, this is how HDR should look. Saturated but not too much. Surreal but not gaudy. Really nice work. Love the site, too. Thanks for coming on board the Photoblog Alliance. Hope you submit more images with us. Let us know how we can help.

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