Pittsburgh, PA – Cathedral of Learning (HDR)

One more shot from the Cathedral of Learning in Pittsburgh.  This place is meant for HDR!!  People posted on the previous shots that it looks like something from Lord of the Rings or even Hogwarts from Harry Potter.   I’ll go with Hogwarts as my choice!   I can see Dumbledore teaching in Pittsburgh!   I enjoy the Harry Potter movies..so while checking out if Hogwarts was design upon any particular building (no luck)…I stumbled across the grading system at Hogwarts…too funny!!

Most O.W.L.s  (Ordinary Wizzarding Level)consist of two parts, a written theoretical test and a practical demonstration of skills before the examiners. Subjects are graded on the following scale:

Passing Grades

  • O = Outstanding
  • E = Exceeds Expectations
  • A = Acceptable

Failing Grades

  • P = Poor
  • D = Dreadful
  • T = Troll

Great stuff…ah writers!!  Imagine getting a “T”  = Troll grade…funny!!   Ok, have a magical day!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 14.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/16
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza, Color Efex Pro
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    5 comments on “Pittsburgh, PA – Cathedral of Learning (HDR)

    1. atmtx says:

      A grand structure Wonderful texture on the stone work.

    2. Marianne says:

      Awesome work, Pete. You’re right – this structure and the furniture in it just calls out for HDR. Love it!!

    3. aswirly says:

      Totally meant for HDR! The scale is so impressive and teh HDR brings out all the detail so nicely.

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