Old Chicago Library

Old Chicago Library – HDR, ISO 500, 35mm (equivalent), f/4.0, 1/35th second, FujiFilm X100S, Handheld


Old Chicago Library

The Old Chicago Library is now known as the Chicago Cultural Center. For this image I would have liked to shoot wider but I had just received my first FujiFilm X100s and was taking it with me everywhere instead of my Canon. In retrospect I should have gone back with the Canon and the 16mm lens.

I used Macphun’s Aurora HDR Pro to create this image. As far as an HDR image there really isn’t much of an effect. I believe the contrast is just too high and that may have confused the software. I added a few layers of textures using the Layers option in Aurora HDR Pro as well.

In Other News

This is the first post I have done on Pixelbip where I have not had my nice two 24 inch monitors. They have been put into storage (Thanks Roland!) and I am down to working on the 13″ screen of my laptop.

Things sure are a bit different when not working with a full keyboard. I didn’t realize how often I use my keypad, until it’s gone. However it’s a good thing that the monitors are gone. It means that I am one day closer to flying out of Victoria and into Chicago.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com