A second trip to the Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum in Lambertville, NJ turned out even more fun than the first. This time I gathered a group of 20 photo friends and made arrangements for the shoot. We had special permission to use our tripods which is key here. Many of the subjects are in low light, slowing down shutter speeds at optimal settings. And, being able to make bracketed exposures on a tripod for high dynamic range (HDR) processing works well for this subject matter. I think that often times and for my taste, HDR processing becomes over-saturated. People seem to like it that way (or not). Here I paid special attention to restore the colors I remembered and for my vision, suited the subject matter best. To do this I added a b&w layer then adjusted the opacity to display just the right amount of color. Have a comment or question? Do you have a favorite? Feel free to leave a few words in the ‘comments’ area at the end of this post!
For images from my first trip and link to the Holcombe-Jimison Museum click here: