Picnic Pavillion, Lake Elmo Regional Park Reserve, Lake Elmo, Minnesota

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Comments (4)

© Tom Cooper on May 17, 2010

Thanks, Vuk Piper. There are some places where the stitching didn't quite work (look at the bricks in the foreground), but for the most part I like it.

This was stitched from 5 images, but first, those 5 images were made from 3 bracketed exposures each (15 photos in all) in order to extend the original dynamic range (similar to HDR) with a tonemapped result. This gives the image a little more color and detail in the sky and in the deepest shadows. It also gives the multi-exposure look to some of the tree branches.

I don't really care for the heavily tonemapped images of most HDR work, so only a discreet amount of tonemapping is used to add a bit of detail to the exposure extremes.

JBTHEMILKER on January 20, 2011

Cherry blossoms!

© Tom Cooper on January 20, 2011

I believe these are ornamental crabapples.

Lancil8 on December 4, 2012

Like2! :O) Welcome, AustinMN to the group 45th parallel north. :O) Add please another pictures only "from 44:59:00 to 45:00:59 N" coordinates. Best wishes from Italy, Lancil8.

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