Up

Up is probably the shortest name I have ever given a photo. I thought it fit well on this image though. The angle is up, and the escalator also takes you up. Then again the other side takes you back down again. But I didn’t want to call it Up and Down. So there it is.

Taken at the Maya mall the same day as all the other mall photos I’ve been posting lately. I decided to do this one in Black and white just for a bit of a refreshing change. The plan for tomorrow is to get away from posting just the mall stuff and maybe get back to some more landscape or street images. I guess it depends on where I go tomorrow and what I decide to shoot.

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This image was processed in Lightroom, then sent to Macphuns Aurora HDR Pro. I had bracketed 5 images on this shot but ended up just using the middle exposure. I still sent it to Aurora to do some adjustments even though it was just a single image. Aurora handles this well. I then sent the image on to Photoshop for some dodging and burning, and back to Lightroom for final tweaks. I was really surprised at the tonal range I could get out of just the one image. I guess that speaks well of both my Sony camera, and Aurora.

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