School's Out

While out driving one dreary morning I came upon this school building, one that I had passed many times before. This time however was different, as I had never fully seen the building architecture due to the usual flurry of activity that you would expect at a school. So I saw this as a rare opportunity when I look at the building. I immediately knew that I wanted to convert it to a piece of digital art. There is always a challenge in something plain and somewhat unexciting. For some reason I'm usually compelled to think of ways to bring a little pizazz to these situations. Nothing particularly special, just a little altering of reality, which can be fun. :-)

School's Out 2
School's Out 2

Below is the image 1 from the 3-shot bracket used to create this HDR.

School's Out 2-A
School's Out 2-A

As you can see, this was a rather plain image with a very dull and overcast sky. But even plain and drab images can benefit from a little creativity.

Camera: Nikon D5000 | Lens: Nikon 35mm | Processing: Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 - Photomatix Pro 4

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM