Maryland State House

Maryland State House

When I was young my parents took a weekend trip to Annapolis and left us behind. Upon their return I recall them having a good time and saying the city was nice. Since then I have always wanted to go and see the town. I recently had the opportunity to visit Annapolis with my parents. The town did not disappoint. It is historic, quaint, and friendly. I particularly liked the old brick architecture. I am glad I was able to make my own fond memories in this town.

This picture is of the Maryland State House, which dates back to 1772. It is the seat of government of the State of Maryland. I like the history of this building, around which the town is built. It was particularly challenging to get good lighting of this shot. Either the midday clouded sky was overexposed or the building wasn’t light enough. I tried to combine a few different shots HDR style but I wasn’t using a tripod. Instead, I took the RAW file of a shot with a slightly blown out sky and slightly dark building. I made some small adjusted the highlights, shadows, and vibrance, bringing out the color the sensor picked up. I was surprised at how drastically these few small adjustments improved the picture. The picture is slightly dark, but I like the tone that sets.

Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EFS 18-55 18mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/125
ISO: 100
Postprocessing: Lightroom

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