2011 - Kara Stewart, Art in Photography
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Brightleaf, Topaz Adjust filter, HDR Sketch

This was taken about a month ago at Brightleaf in Durham, NC which is an area of old tobacco warehouses that have been refurbished into shops and restaurants. Cool little place to go!

I haven't done much street photography, so thought I'd play with this one. In the version above, I applied a Topaz Adjust filter (HDR Sketch) to the 'straight' shot (located here: http://www.kdstewart.net/Whats-New/2011/15273048_JZ5Zm#1354988487_5s383zC )

In the version you see on this page, I decided to do a 'mock' HDR processed version. I say 'mock' because I didn't do it in camera via bracketing, etc. I did tone down the saturation in it, but I did intend for it to be obviously HDR, not subtle. I might actually like a bit more contrast or depth in this HDR version.

Which one do you like better? I'm thinking it's like apples and oranges. But I think I like the 'straight' version better. Your thoughts?