Hoboken Photo of the Day – 9th and Washington Street HDR
This photo uses a subject that I have featured before for the Photo of the Day series, namely the corner of 9th and Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ. This residential building is one of the finest condos in Hoboken and looks good on the outside as well on the inside. This photo was taken with TheBoken’s new camera, the Nikon D600 which has an amazing sensor and 24 megapixel resolution. Holy hard drives Batman! The HDR processing was done using Photomatix Pro and some retouching was done in the Gimp2, a freeware program that does almost all of what Photoshop does. Photomatix Pro has some nice features and produces some really cool HDR effects that if used properly can yield some nice results. One of the artifacts that comes with amateur HDR photos is the “halo effect” which is not present in this photo. Some of my early HDR photos had it and it took some time learning how to eliminate it. I like this version better than my previous work since it uses subtlety to display the advantages of HDR photography.
So with these new tools I hope to produce even more quality HDR shots than before from Hoboken and beyond. Next stop Central Park, New York City (when the weather gets nicer).