This past Saturday, I took a drive up to Ann Arbor, MI with fellow photog, Tom Roper to shoot an area nicknamed Graffiti Alley. Its a small pedestrian walkway that runs next to and behind some retail space on Liberty Ave and next to the Michigan Theater. Local artists were originally commissioned to dress it up with some murals, but over the last few years, those works have been obscured with an enormous amount of graffiti.
Opinions vary about what’s become of it: One older gentleman who was entering the back of the theater was exasperated with what had happened to the murals, while another young man was having some senior pictures taken in front of them. I guess art, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder.
Anyway, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to try out some HDR shooting, so I took multiple brackets of images, varying the exposure and merged them using several different HDR packages. To the right of where I was standing for the top image, is a small side alley, where the picture below was taken, which is my favorite image from the Graffiti Alley shoot in Ann Arbor.