Grandin Road Parade

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A few shots of the Woodrow Wilson Middle School band from the Grandin Road Christmas Parade this past Saturday morning (Roanoke VA). Metal instruments on a bright sunny day always inspires an HDR composite or two. Our son Caleb plays the saxophone in the band and can be found among the red-hat-wearing brass brigade.

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Admittedly, it took a while to personally appreciate the benefits of HDR processing. The more I learn, the more I find it to be an invaluable tool for creative expression. These are single exposures processed initially with HDRsoft PhotomatixPro and finished by way of Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw.

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