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Washington Elementary School – Evanston, Illinois

Washington Elementary School - Evanston, Illinois

For a few years, I have always wanted to photograph this building. One Sunday morning last winter, I finally got around to it.

Built in 1901, Washington School is the largest elementary school in District 65
Washington Elementary School - Evanston, Illinois


As with most of my HDRs, these ones were composed of three shots and tonemapped in Photomatix 4.0. I am getting better at choosing what kind of subject will turn into a good HDR, and I’m also acquiring some Photomatix skills.

The Moon In The Waning Gibbous Phase

Exposure – 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture – F/4.0
Focal Length – 200 mm
ISO – 100
Lens – EF70-200mm f/4L USM

I always wanted to get a shot of the moon, but it never quite worked. It was either the sky, or the camera wouldn’t focus, or just me sometimes. I’m pretty happy with this shot. I had to do a little bit of color adjustment in Lightroom, but nothing drastic.

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