Friday, January 15, 2010

The Emerald Queen Riverboat Casino in HDR




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The Emerald Queen Casino opened in 1997 on an authentic paddle-wheel riverboat, the Emerald Queen, berthed in the Port of Tacoma, WA. The boat and its shore side property were closed in 2004 as part of an agreement with the Port of Tacoma to accommodate further development of the waterway. The Emerald Queen is closed to the public indefinitely.

I hope you enjoy viewing this photo...it's another attempt using HDR technology. HDR photography is the process of combining 3 or more exposures of the same image. The idea behind high dynamic range photography is to highlight the best exposure for different parts of the same photograph.

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11 comments:

Diana Moses Botkin said...

David, these photos you've been making are just absolutely beautiful and so painterly. Wowsers.

David Patterson said...

Thank you so much Diane!

Sheila said...

Just when I thought you couldn't possible "wow" me again, you put this on your blog.

!WOW! I thought this was an oil painting at first. Just a phenomenal job capturing this Queen at the right moment in time, in the perfect lighting.

Cheryl said...

Oh David~~How awesome is this photo. It is just beautiful. Now you need to paint it:)

David Patterson said...

Thank you Sheila and Cheryl!

Laurie said...

David, This is so wonderful!!! I would love to see this beautiful riverboat some day!
You never cease to amaze me! :)
Laurie

David Patterson said...

Thank you Laurie!!

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Will Michael Photography said...

Very nicely done David.

David Patterson said...

Thanks Will!

Gary Keimig said...

That must be qyit a process. Very cool idea. The photos you are taking are really somethin.
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