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I think one of my favorite parts of Louisville Waterfront Park is the Swing Garden. I like the peaceful feeling that it instills in me as I gently swing and watch the river or listen to the sounds of the city humming in the air. I especially like to be there in the morning when there aren’t many other people using it. The geometric design of the plantings and the landscape elements as well as the man made structures take on so many different aspects as the sun rises and shadows play across the garden.
As usual I shot a three frame bracket which I merged in NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 and finished in Aperture 3. I used the Deep 1 preset which I dialed back slightly in NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 before making some vibrance, contrast and sharpening adjustments in Aperture 3.
7 thoughts on “Swing Garden Spring”
This is lovely park and I have enjoyed viewing all the photos. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Reba I’m happy you are enjoying my photos. Louisville is very fortunate to have people who had a vision for the waterfront and have make it a reality.
As always spot on composition: BRILLIANT! I love the diagonals and the way the colors compliment them! Just WONDERFUL!! The verticles also beautifully punctuate the space. What a complex photograph!! Yet so visually tranquil.
Thank you Ellen I always enjoy your comments; I like the way you go about describing the image and the elements that go into creating it.
Very nice shot and so natural looking. also, looks like a great place to hang out.
Thank you for the nice comment about how natural it looks; I’ve been focusing on getting my HDR work to have a realistic character.
Very nice execution of a natural looking HDR image. Love working on this myself since discovering HDR it has reignited my passion for photography