Cleveland, Ohio – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (HDR)


From downtown Cleveland here is the RRHOF in a fisheye view! I’ll admit, I have not used my fisheye lens in a long while! I need to dust it off and bust it out soon! On this day the RRHOF was closed when I arrived to shoot it…unfortunately, I have never been inside. Hopefully one day!

On the HDR I used the new HDR Efex Pro 2 to process it. My first usage of the new software. Looks great! Once I get a feel for it…I’ll give you more feedback.

Talke Photography Settings:

Lens: Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 10.5 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 5 Exposures (+2 to -2)
Aperture: f/2.8
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS6, HDR Efex Pro 2, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

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Cleveland, Ohio – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (HDR)

Cleveland, OH - RR HOF (HDR)

NIKON D300, Nikon 10.5 Fisheye, HDR in Photomatix

I recently had an evening in Cleveland, OH and stayed downtown.   The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was in walking distance, so I set forth for a few pictures!  I got there after closing, so it was quiet outside and the ease of taking photos was there for the taking.  I snapped away from every angle with my wide angle 12-24 and the fisheye 10.5 lenses.   I had a feeling that the fisheye close up to the building might give me a great angle and effect.  I set up my tripod, cable release and took 5 exposures, post processed in Photomatix and here is my shot!  I really enjoy taking photographs with that Fisheye lens.  I may have to reconsider buying one next year or rent it again when I am on a nice trip!

Here is some info from the web on the Rock & Roll HOF: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, and other people who have in some major way influenced the music industry, particularly in the area of rock and roll. The museum is part of the city’s redeveloped North Coast Harbor.

There are seven levels in the building. The first through fifth levels feature many permanent and temporary exhibits documenting the history of rock and roll. Temporary exhibits display items from artists that have only been borrowed for a short period of time, such as the Warped Tourdisplay in 2007, showcasing memorabilia from the tour’s 12 years in existence. The museum has also put up numerous musical films for viewing, such as 2007’s temporary exhibit running George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh. Some of the permanent exhibits include a history of audio technology, a section of mannequins donning outfits of famous performers past and present, and an area which looks at music scenes in various cities throughout different eras, including Memphis in the 50s, Detroit, Liverpool and San Francisco in the 60s, Los Angeles in the 70s,New York City and London in the 70s and 80s and Seattle in the 90s.

The third level is where the actual Hall of Fame is located and includes a wall with all of the inductees’ signatures. The seventh and final level of the building is a temporary exhibit which features a certain group or artist for a period of time. It occupies the entire floor, which is the smallest since it is at the top of the pyramid. Some of the artists featured include Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley, The Supremes, The Who, John Lennon,U2, Bob Dylan, The Clash and The Police.

I’ll post another Cleveland photo tomorrow…until then Rock On!!!