Another photo from my little trip to downtown Phoenix last Saturday night. If you saw my shot of the light pillars from yesterday, you can also see them in this shot off to the left.
This is definitely something a little different for me. My HDR photos tend to lean more to the “realistic” side of things, instead of being artistic and almost fake looking. The unprocessed version of this photo had a lot of color in it that just seemed a little distracting to me, so I lowered the saturation a lot and toned it down a bit.
The completed shot certainly has more of a “painting” feel to it than an actual photo…which is okay sometimes. Most of the time though, I try to get them to look as close to possible to what I saw with my naked eye.
Planning another visit down there next weekend sometime, so hoping to visit the grungier side of downtown Phoenix and get some old railroad shots, older buildings…and whatever else I find.