This building provided me with my greatest disappointment when Marianne and Jonesy took me me out. The side door was open so I went in and took, what I think are the best photos I took of the day. Apparently I can’t use those photos. The hall is no longer owned by the town and is now privately owned. The couple that own it, well, he didn’t care, but she did. I have to say, if you don’t want people to go in what looks like a public building, either put up signs to say it is privately owned, or put locks on it so you can’t just walk in.
This is the side of the hall, and that door that you can see was open. I don’t know the whole thing about this, can I go into a building that I think is a public building and take photos if the door isn’t locked? I didn’t do anything, just took some photos, I didn’t touch anything, and I made sure the building was left completely as I found it.
I will probably do the photos one day and maybe offer them one. The scene inside was just perfect. It was like my dream image for the day.
I will stop going on about it now. So this image, I was trying to see what I could do to this. It was an interesting building to do. There is a certain amount of abandonment in it, yet there is also that element of a structure that is still standing and isn’t going away any time soon.
I don’t know what the new owners have planned, but I don’t know that I find the building very inspiring myself. All country towns have town halls, and some are small, some are large. Some are beautiful buildings, others aren’t. I think this one is the latter. The architecture isn’t that striking.
The small image is the HDR I did first for the image. Well it was the first step. I thought I would show that today rather than the original image. There isn’t a lot of difference really, but with this one it was important to do the HDR. The side of the building was in the shade, I didn’t want the sky and foreground to be too light or the side to be too dark.
As for processing the image, I did many layers, I tried to darken the image using the layers. I also did more blurring, but tried to do it in stages. I thought that might work, and I think it did work better than the image from yesterday. The image was desaturated as well. I like the way the light hitting it now gives the impression of very late afternoon, I hope that is when you thought it was taken as well, it was actually taken around 2 in the afternoon.
Hoping to get out this weekend to get some more shots. I want to get out early in the morning, but will depend on whether or not I can wake up. Hope you all get fabulous images this weekend. Happy Shooting.