texture FTW.

What could have possibly possessed me to take this photo? Hmm, certainly not the Heineken Truck. Nah, not me. 😉

Like many European Cities, Lisbon is full of color and texture. What makes Lisbon special though, is the fact that it’s way overdue for a pressure washing. It has a wet, mildewy, grungy feel that I found quite appealing for photography. It sort of falls under that “beautiful decay” category.

My last post, Island Bay, was a beautiful and serene seascape with a distant island on the horizon. Today, It’s a dirty, grungy city scape. So what will the next post be? You’re going to have to stay tuned to find out.

While I can’t promise that I’ll always make sense, I ‘can’ promise to always provide a variety of interesting interestingness that keeps things interesting.

Technical Mumbo Jumbo:

– Nikon D700 – Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8@ 20mm f/8 Iso: 100
– 7 (Handheld) Exposure Brackets (-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3)
HDR Photography Processing & Tone Mapping using Photomatix Pro
– Post Processing & Color Correction in Photoshop
– Enhanced detail with Nik Software Sharpener Pro
– Sharpened Edges with Topaz InFocus
– Applied A High Pass Filter
– Did a rain dance in the rain. Redundant = yes.

Daily Banana – Urban Texture

(move the slider to compare before and after)

HDR Photo (pic) - Lisbon (Lisboa), Porugal - Urban Texture