Jefferson Trust Building in HDR

Hoboken HDR Photo of the Day: Jefferson Trust

Continuing the Hoboken HDR Photo of the Day entry is a historic building at 313 First Street: The Jefferson Trust Building.

A simple afternoon photo (for artistic purposes) in Hoboken is not as easy as it sounds. For an architectural photo like an iconic building, it’s ideal not to have ANY moving subjects in the scene. Sure it might be easy if you’re snapping ONE photo on the fly – but to get three or five consecutive shots without visual disruption at this intersection took over half an hour! Was a non-stop flow of cars, baby strollers, pedestrians, bikes, buses and cabs.

Currently – The Jefferson Trust Building hosts the Issyra African Art Gallery – which has been an installation since last summer. You can also see their Facebook page.

Jefferson Trust Building Hoboken NJ HDR small

Enjoy your week ahead!

4 Responses

  1. Adam_C says:

    Sweet picture, like you can almost feel the texture of it.

  2. HansBrix says:

    Nailed that one. Good job. Like I keep saying – HDR is much better when dialed back and used as an effect and not the whole point.

    Now… my preference is for minimizing barrel distortion. A minute in Lightroom let me make it look like this:

    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2579/4172581429_5abddc7d0c_z.jpg

    In Lightroom I used the “vertical” slider under “Transform”. PS must have something like this and no doubt you’ll have it mastered in five minutes – assuming you like the effect.

  3. hoboken411 says:

    Thanks Hans – I’ve used that lens correction effect on many pics here already, but somehow enjoy the look of the buildings skewed. After seeing so much on a daily basis in Hoboken it’s nice to have that trippy fantasy look. But you’re probably right – for a scene like that it could have used some nipping and tucking.

    • HansBrix says:

      Well it’s all subjective anyway.

      The only reason I notice these things now is because I got a competent P&S to carry around when I don’t want to lug a DSLR, which as it turns out is most of the time. At wide angles I was getting the buildings-falling-away look – something a typical WA DSLR lens can cope with better.

      Then I learned how to fix it, and now I tend to go on about it at every opportunity.
      [quote comment=”219999″]Thanks Hans – I’ve used that lens correction effect on many pics here already, but somehow enjoy the look of the buildings skewed. After seeing so much on a daily basis in Hoboken it’s nice to have that trippy fantasy look. But you’re probably right – for a scene like that it could have used some nipping and tucking.[/quote]

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