Today I have two more images of the Keltic Lodge. After last week’s post, I had a comment on the blog from the Keltic Lodge itself, what a nice surprise. They let me know that the building I had photographed was the Ceilidh (pronounced Kay_Lee) Hall. A Ceilidh is a traditional Gaelic social gathering which usually involves playing Gaelic folk music.
The photos below are the main building of the Keltic Lodge Resort taken from Ingonish Beach. There are two versions of the exact same image, just processed differently. The first is a more natural view.
The second was processed using Topaz Adjust for a more HDR-like look. It is not HDR, just a pseudo HDR.
Sometimes it is difficult to know if I have taken the processing too far when I’ve been looking at a lot of HDR images. I like them both, but they feel different from each other and probably have different uses. The first might be used by a magazine or as a stock image, while the second is more artsy and would probably make an interesting framed print or canvas.
Do you prefer one over the other?