Thanks for all the comments gang. Much appreciated!
cooltouch wrote in post #7296246
Fantastic shots, but I just gotta ask -- how did you manage not to get any people in them?
I took these on a Saturday afternoon, and even though the building was open for tours, there were only a couple dozen people moving throughout the building. A couple of the shots I had to wait for a pedestrian to clear the shot, but when most people saw me set up to shoot, they fled.
gymell wrote in post #7296267
Great work! I suppose I should try to visit there sometime (don't make it over to St. Paul that often from Bloomington.) I've been wanting to do something similar over at the cathedral.
I drove down from St. Michael just to shoot the capital. Come on, you can do it!
Cupra wrote in post #7296933
Stunning photos! numbers 1,3,5 are my favourite, now im no expert with HDR, but its lovely to see some nattural looking photos, rather than ones that are O.T.T. Did you use a tripod for these? You should be very happy with these, i sure would!
Tripod = YES!!! Could not have done it without. Yep, I'm really happy with how they turned out, which is a bonus because I had a blast doing the actual shoot.
rustyjaw wrote in post #7297196
These are beautifully done shots! However, I find the blue glare in the last one distracting.
Ahhhhh, that last one is tough. I really wanted that shot because it was one of the only ones that made for a nice landscape (due to the wide hallway and lower ceiling). I knew it was going to be a challenge so I shot it with six exposures as opposed to three like everything else. Even so, I could not get rid of those blown highlights. I need to work on it some more and I'm a rank amateur with PS so this may be my weekend project.