Friday, June 3, 2011


Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Promaster 19-35 lens @ 29mm, ISO 100, f/11, 1/30 sec.
  When Jim and I arrived in downtown Paris last Sunday on our photo walk we parked right in front of this wonderful brick building. Most of these older brick building have names like the "Thompson" building or something like that. Don't have a clue as to the name of this one but it does house the Henry County Clerk's office so if someone out there knows of it's name please feel free to chime in with it.
  Jim and I took positions on opposite corners of the street while we were shooting.  The sun climbed up right over Jim's left shoulder and absolutely bathed the bricks in golden light and created reflections of the blue morning sky in the windows.  I was just lucky enough to be at the angle to catch it.
  This image is kind of an ode to brother Jim for it is the first image I successfully applied the layering technique he demonstrates in his screen cast The Eyes Have It - Screencast - Layers in Elements.  I successfully layered the darker blue sky from a -2 exposed image to the brighter original image. Really liked the way it turned out too. Also brought through the darker shadows on the front and side of the building. Thanks for tips Jimbo, I think I have it figured out now.


  1. Looks good Jer! Nice reflections too!

  2. Love the lighting and contrast between that warm brick and the blue of the sky