following are old photographs taken in 2006 along the nature trail
which leads one to the Saugerties Lighthouse located of course
in Saugerties, NY.
Here is the last part of the trail which takes you roughly 10-15
minutes to finish. Aside from reaching the lighthouse by water
this is the only other way we know of to get there. Mind you, it's
not exactly for everyone since there are usually washed up fallen
trees and branches which can be found along the way. This HDR image
was arrived at by lots of post processing following not too much
tone mapping at all. Actually, it was all based on an old PSD file
which I played around with to the nth degree. Most folks find this
particular HDR Image to be quite striking.
Here we are arriving at the lighthouse finally. Sorry we can't
post the largest version. But if you were to see it then you'd
be able to truly appreciate all the details of the tiles on the
roof, the chimney, the windows and the bricks on the outer facade.
Just as in the last HDR image above this one, only 1 single photo
was used as a starting point. Followed by plenty of fooling around
This photo is of what one can only guess was once a tree. A poor
victim perhaps of a major storm which had washed up? The original
photo was of very poor quality considering the foul weather on
this day. Thus, alot of work had to be done in PhotoShop to make
it the slightest bit interesting. Actually, all that work followed
quite a bit of tone mapping to the point of overdoing it. Most
people would agree that perhaps I'd gone overboard with it all.
But I've still a bit of the soft spot for this one.