Notre Dame Sunset

Notre Dame Sunset

This photo blows me away for several reasons. The first of which is the simple fact that I might have totally missed this photo all together. When I setup for this shot that night I was waiting more for blue hour. I shot a few HDR brackets as test shots and then sat and waited for the shy to get more blue and for them to turn the building lights on. When I did my first round or processing I went straight to the later shots never really taking a look at the test shots I did earlier in the evening. Fast forward to last night, I was finishing up the last of my post processing when on a whim decided to try one of these HDR's......was I blown away!!! I had no idea the colors I was to discover hiding out in my raw files. It just goes to show me that I'm still really learning what really makes for great HDR and what doesn't. Man I was glad I gave this one a shot.

I can't stop looking at the sky on this one too. There is something so mesmerizing about it. You guys really need to tell me what you think as well because I know this shot is really pushed into the artistic-surreal area of things. Let me know if you think its too much. I can't decided myself.