Where Palm and Pine are Blowing; Where Southern Seas are Flowing...

Tue, Sep 10, 2013
shine forth thy noble gothic halls, thy lovely vine-clad walls.

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That's Ben-Hill Griffin Stadium shot from the upper-most NE corner of the stadium with the mid-afternoon sun behind the clouds.  In addition to pumping this through photomatix I ended up spending a lot of time trying to get some noise out of the recesses and bright colors of the stadium.  Some of the orange and blue ended up getting pretty heavily saturated, but that's not a terrible thing in this instance since the amount of color in the stadium is pretty overwhelming in real life.

Update (9/24): I ran the above image through some of the pre-sets in Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro 2.  I really liked the light in this one:

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Looking out east from the same spot is this view of the campus including Century Tower and the roof of the University Auditorium just below the tower.

This second shot has been tonemapped as well, though much more subtly.