Fonthill: Breakfast Room Reflection

Breakfast Room Mirrors by Karl Graf. Canon 5D MkIII, EF17-40mm f4.0L @ 40mm, f/11, ISO 1600 HDR

My focus for this image in Fonthill’s Breakfast Room was to capture various aspects of Henry Mercer’s tile designs.  A large series of mirrors framed by tile columns and arches covered one wall.  The opposite side of the room was decorated with a brocade mosaic covered Russian fireplace.  By shooting a reflection in the mirror, I was able to capture both designs in a single image.  I needed to combine two images into a HDR to reduce the brightness from the light coming through the window.  I tried to keep the “HDR effect” to a natural style as much as possible.

The image is a little grainy due to the double effect of a high ISO of 1600 and the HDR processing.  I have no idea why my camera was set at ISO 1600.  I just did not check the settings before I took the image.  Big lesson learned here … constantly check camera settings before taking an image.

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