The story

Ahhhh, Belchertown State School. I’ll never forget first walking into this auditorium with my good ol’ comrade, +Bob Lussier. Our jaws dropped, we looked at each other, and just nodded. We killed hours here like it was minutes. This is a 27-exposure tone-mapped HDR shifted pano image taken with my trusty 17mm T/S lens. I took it back in 2010. Bob and I made subsequent visits here – some more fruitful than others, but none were as fun or as memorable as this first time. While I’m surrounded with a lifetime of amazing things to shoot here in PDX, this location in Massachusetts will always have a fond parking space in my heart. Le sigh.

In terms of processing

The tone-mapping for these brackets was done in Photomatix Pro. Stitching of the three panels was done with Autopano Giga.

This is a combo of Gum Bichromate, Thermopylae and Return of the King, all blended in Perfect Effects 4 by +onOne Software.

Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.2

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