Spinal Column

A Spinal Column is the impression this image gave to me as I worked on it. This is another one taken inside the Maya Mall in Chiang Mai. What actually drew me to making this image was both the architecture and how the image of the woman on the exterior of the glass elevator was looking out into the space.

I do seem to be on an architecture kick lately. And especially when it comes to malls, atriums, and escalators. Then I figure that there is an architect somewhere to took the time to design the space. Perhaps they designed it to be impressive yet also unobtrusive. I like to think that the way I appreciate the space, by making images of them, makes some architect happy somewhere in the world.

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This image is an HDR created with Aurora HDR Pro. The three bracketed images were adjusted in Lightroom before I did the HDR creation process. Then after taking the image back to Lightroom, I realized I wanted to use a layer to bring out the blue of the elevator glass so I sent the image back to Aurora and tweaked it a bit more. After again returning to Lightroom I sent it off to Photoshop to do some dodging and burning, my favorite thing to do in Photoshop. Then back to lightroom for some final tone adjustments, sharpening, and noise reduction.

Interested in learning how I work with this software? I am working on some tutorial videos that will soon be posted on Youtube.

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