Oakland’s Magnificent Paramount Theater

I booked a private tour today with the intention of shooting a couple of panoramas of the interior of this gorgeous theater. When I saw just how dark it is inside, I was a bit worried. However, I am anything but disappointed with the results. Even though every image was a time exposure of several seconds, the camera’s noise reduction produced excellent results.

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I haven’t yet taken the time to generate panoramas from the camera RAW files – these were stitched together from JPEG’s, so the quality is not what it could be. (Those blown-out highlights on the stage curtain for example.) I just could not wait to share the results! I’ll update the images when I recreate them from the RAW files. UPDATE: The image below has been updated. This version was made from the RAW files.

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You will probably not be surprised to learn that one or both of these will soon be printed nine or ten feet wide. Stay tuned for more! 🙂

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