Sample 23 – Ortigas Overpass, Night and Day

It’s the return of the dreaded HDR… Well, at least what I hope are competent reasons to still do that processing approach. These used to be in my flickr photostream until I deleted them a few hours ago. I got some feedback regarding that first shot, that there was some barrel distortion going on. It’s because I’m using the 18-200mm lens. There’s a reason they call this specific lens a ‘Swiss Knife’ – you can do so much of it but if you have a separate dedicated knife, screwdriver, scissor, lightsaber (?), etc., you’d probably use those instead.
After reading countless boys and girls praise and complain about the 18-200mm, I just have to say this – it does the job. It may disappoint some ‘pixel peepers’, but I’m enjoying it. Though I’ve been trying to make the ‘Nifty Fifty’ (50mm f1.8) the main lens on my D80, I always find myself coming back to using the 18-200mm when I need to take some ‘safety shots’, especially during events. 
About these shots – well, they’re of the overpasses on the junction of Emerald Avenue and Dona Julia Vargas over at Ortigas. Enjoy. 🙂

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