In the spring of 2012 I was approached by a group of former college classmates to gauge interest in the possibility of producing work for a group art show in the fall. Having never been to an art show before the novelty of both participating in an art show, and having my first art show experience be one where my work is showcased was too appealing to pass up. We met regularly over the summer discussing plans, venues, event details, and the work we planned on showcasing at the show.
Prior to the show, I was really enjoying the results I was getting from a panoramic HDR technique that I’ve been working on since my wedding in Hawaii in October of 2011 (see first featured shot above). In order to add a bit of personal challenge to the process I considered finding a way to improve upon the technique. I wasn’t sure if it would work but I had an idea to try a new concept I hadn’t seen or heard of before. I wanted to see what it might look like if I visited the same picturesque panoramic location at two separate times – once at night, and once during the day – and create two full HDR panoramic images and then blend them together to feature both night and day in the same shot. I had great success with shots 4, and 5 above.
The show was a great success and resulted in great company, conversation, and a few of my first fine art photography sales! Thanks to everyone involved!