back to main page

Posted July 20th, 2015

Robinson Roadhouse Summer Evening

Another image taken at the Robinson Roadhouse site, this is a front view of the main lodge building. Built during the Klondike gold rush, the roadhouse serviced the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway. It continued to operate as a flag station on the WP&YR until the railroad shut down in 1983.
Shooting towards the sun with my main subject area in deep shade presented a challenge ... and opportunity. I found a suitable viewpoint for my desired composition where the sun itself was just hidden behind the peak of the building’s roof. Four bracketed exposures combined using HDR technique in Photomatix helped to manage the tonal extremes and nicely render detail in the building and foreground field of flowers.
Pentax K-5, Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD @ 17mm, f/11