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Charm City

January 2nd, 2008

Taken from atop Federal Hill, overlooking Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Five-shot HDR image using an Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom.

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Posted By: chickenwire
about 16 years, 3 months ago
My first serious attempt at HDR. Go easy on me ;-)
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Posted By: p.vicious
about 16 years, 3 months ago
Not bad, I like the spot light thats coming out of the right building.
Posted By: h_weingardt from yahoo.com
about 16 years, 3 months ago
I really like it. Being from the area, it gives a really nice view of the inner harbor. Do you have one with the Aquarium in it? That may be another nice angle from Fed Hill to try out.
Posted By: chickenwire
about 16 years, 3 months ago

Thanks. I'll try out some other angles (and other scenes) this weekend now that I've got the first decent attempt under my belt. This shot was just meant as practice. Glad you liked it.
Posted By: dachsie80 from yahoo.it
about 16 years, 3 months ago
I've been in Baltimore last summer (I'm from Italy) and I miss it so much. Thank you for this great shot.
Posted By: thomasp94 from yahoo.com
about 16 years, 3 months ago
Awesome wallpaper! I love cityscapes at night, and I've been wanting a good one of Baltimore forever. Thanks!
Posted By: teeklee
about 16 years, 3 months ago
Dachise... I've lived in Baltimore, its not a city to be missed. Other than the Inner Harbor (what you see pictured) its really a horrible city.

As for the picture, it looks great. Keep up the good work.
Posted By: jamesmccolgan from ukfsn.org
about 16 years, 3 months ago
Excellent. Well done!
Posted By: andrew from hyperplexia.net
about 16 years, 3 months ago
Grew up and lived in Baltimore my whole and I love this city. Great shot!
Posted By: richjharris from gmail.com
about 16 years, 3 months ago
As I've visited the Inner Harbor 3 times in the last year to go to the National Aquarium in Baltimore - I ***LOVE*** this pic as it reminds me how much I love it there!!!

Fantastic pic, absolutely love it. I'd even pay for a print if it were in a visitors shop!

Posted By: chickenwire
about 16 years, 3 months ago

I've got an extra print. If you (or anyone else) would like it, email me privately through the 'contact the artist' link and i'll send it to you. It's an odd size though (10" x 6.25") and won't fit in a standard frame without a mat.
Posted By: dachsie80 from yahoo.it
about 16 years, 3 months ago
Teeklee -> I walked around the whole city last summer and I liked it, not only the Inner Harbor area. The feeling I had being there was something very personal and I don't guess it depends only from a matter of "beauty" of the place. Simply I felt fine there.
Posted By: noah from mcnoah.com
about 16 years, 3 months ago
Nice picture! I actually work in Federal Hill (place where this was shot from), so it's an appropriate wallpaper for me and my dualie monitors ;). Great shot.

I agree w/ the comment about the Aqaurium. It's probably one of the most distinct buildings downtown, especially with the new Australia exhibit. Would be great if your next shot had it!
Posted By: chickenwire
about 16 years, 3 months ago
thanks. i actually did an hdr composite of the aquarium last week but it didn't come out quite as well as i had hoped. it's not bad though. i probably won't submit that version to interfacelift but will try and put it up somewhere since a few people have requested one.
Posted By: juststormy from aol.com
about 16 years, 3 months ago
This is really, really beautiful. Wonderful job. (I'm jealous!)
Posted By: anothersadderday from yahoo.com
about 16 years, 2 months ago
I'm just curious why this is listed in the black and white section
Posted By: doppleganger
about 14 years, 8 months ago
teeklee you must not have had a good guide. I've lived here twice in my life, and on this most recent tour (3 years in september) I've had an amazing time. There is so much beyond the inner harbor- canton, hampden, charles village, mt. vernon, federal hill, etc, etc...a million little restaurants that a tourist might not catch because he didn't venture far enough from downtown...amazing bar scene, and the live music scene blows DC's out of the water. Walters and Visionary are two of the most highly regarded art museums in the country. The up-and-coming gallery scene is a little scant, but places are popping up quickly (check out TAG Gallery in Fells Point- a ton of the newest school of illustration-as-low-brow-art have been showing there lately, and there's an entire new art district on its way, funded by the city and on scale with the inner harbor revamp of the 70s/80s. Next time you're in town hop a cab to The Brewers Art and have dinner amongst whatever artsts work they're showing, and then head over to the 13th Floor at the Hotel Belvidere for drinks. I promise you'll change your mind about the town.

Anyway, @ the photographer, NICE shot! What are you shooting with? Or is that listed and I should scroll back up? Got a new LG 23" monitor to go with my new video card, and this is exactly the kind of new-monitor-new-wallpaper shot I wanted. Nice work man. Is this taken from the Rusty Scupper?
Posted By: chickenwire
about 14 years, 8 months ago
@doppleganger, this was taken from northeast corner of Federal Hill Park with an Olympus C-8080wz... still saving up for a dSLR.

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