James Woody “Island Castle”

Photographer James Woody
Website http://james-woody.artistwebsites.com
Title Island Castle
Category Jan 2014/Silver/Color/1st Place
Location Galveston / Historic District
Reason For Making the Image This is one of the images from the portfolio I recently did on the historic homes in Galveston.  This particular home, located on Sealy street, is referred to as the “Trube” castle.  It was originally built in 1890, was destroyed by the 1900 storm, was not restored until 1990, and is currently a private residence.   As I looked at the unique design of this house, I recognized it’s potential for a very interesting image.  My intent was to give the viewer an appreciation of the structure’s artistic design, texture, and architectural details, with particular emphasis on the building’s entrance which pulls the viewer up the steps to the front door.  I was able to enhance the three dimensional appearance of the image using HDR, along with further post processing in LightRoom.
Camera Canon Rebel T1i
Lens 15mm( EF15-85mm)
f-stop f/13
Shutter Speed 1/200
ISO 200