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.

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Enjoy your week ahead!

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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:

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.


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