Austin, Texas – Driskill Hotel (HDR)

Austin, TX - Driskill Hotel (HDR)

NIKON D300, Nikon 10.5 Fisheye, HDR in Photomatix

Per my review below on the Nikon 10.5 Fisheye…here is the HDR.  It creates one amazing angle!  This statue is called the “Widowmaker”.  In the old days, if you got your foot stuck in the stirrup, the horse will drag you to your death.  That is why unfortunate incident is called a widow maker.  In the statue his friend is trying to save him the only way he can.

Built in 1886 as the showplace of a cattle baron, The Driskill remains a landmark of legendary Texas hospitality. Located on Sixth Street in the heart of downtown Austin, the luxurious, historic hotel is convenient to all that the city has to offer, including the Texas State Capitol, convention center, opera, symphony, fine dining, shopping, and Austin’s 6th Street music scene. Known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,®” Austin is home to nearly 200 music venues, many within walking distance of The Driskill.

I set the Fisheye lens up on my tripod, but lowered the shooting angle in order to get all of the circular glass panes above.  Used a cable release and post processed in Photomatix.   The lower angle increased the distortion and created a neat effect.   I’ll post a few more fisheye shots in the next few days.  Enjoy!


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