I’m not the sharpest tack in the box first thing in the morning and before coffee and it shows on occasion. In this case I had totally forgotten that I reset the white balance on my camera to take pictures indoor the night before, so when standing on the river front under the bright sun taking a picture of the Cargill plant with the thought of maybe converting it to HDR I failed to notice that my photos were totally blue.
I was pretty upset with myself when I got home and saw this. But I don’t give up easy. I decided to desaturate all 3 photos and just convert the black and white to HDR and hope for the best. It turns out this wasn’t a bad idea at all.
After a couple of days I decided to go back and see if there wasn’t more I could do with the image. Manipulating the HDR itself didn’t give any interesting results so I went back and played with the brightness and contrast in the source files and finally got the result I was looking for.
Not bad for a screw up, eh?