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O.C. Tanner


If you want to see something amazing, you need to stop by the newly remodeled O.C. Tanner building in downtown Salt Lake (15 S. State Street). They just completed a $24 million renovation of the building. Incredible!
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Here is a quote from the Sept 5th Deseret News by Carma Wadley.
The interior of the building is graced by a spiral staircase made of limestone. The inside of the staircase is highlighted with a Flora Cascade chandelier, done by London's Sharon Marston and made up of 4,000 strands of end-emitting fiber optics with more than 14,000 hand-folded shapes in white polymer and steel interwoven in. Plus, there are some 3,000 hand-blown glass leaves in gold and amber tones. The 26.4-foot-high chandelier weighs 243 pounds, a definite showpiece.
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Getting a picture of the entire chandelier was almost impossible. I didn't feel comfortable setting up a tripod in the middle of the jewelry store at lunch time so I rested the camera on the 3rd floor railing and did a 5 shot stitch in PS4. It turned out too dark so I took the stitch back into Bridge and added +2 and +4 stops. Then I took the three pictures into Photomatix and did an HDR. I may be able to clean it up a bit more in PS4, but since I am still learning that program it may take a while.
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Bottom line it is an amazing building. Bring your Gold card. You will need it.

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