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KILWIN'S CHOCOLATES Ann Arbor photo art print
KILWIN'S CHOCOLATES Ann Arbor photo art print
Photo #598
(Use this photo number when ordering)
by Jan Kaulins

KILWIN'S CHOCOLATE KILWIN'S ICE CREAM Ann Arbor photo art print photography for sale. This is a colorful portrait of a favorite Ann Arbor hangout in the historic downtown Ann Arbor district. The owner opened up a Fudge Shop next door in the 1980's and more recently opened up the adjoining charming Ice Cream Parlor.

Kilwin's Chocolate Shoppe of Ann Arbor opened in 1983 and is owned by Karen Piehutkoski. In 1996 Karen opened a second shop, an ice cream parlor, right next door to the chocolate shoppe. Both stores are located in an old building in Ann Arbor's historical district. A healthy night life abounds in down town Ann Arbor. Visitors enjoy an old-fashioned ambiance with black walnut hardwood floors, antique light fixtures and exposed brick walls when they walk in either shoppe. But it's the old-fashioned customer service, fine chocolates and original recipe ice cream that impress her customers enough to keep them coming back again and again!

These are original High Dynamic Range (HDR) color photographs created by nationally recognized award winning artist/photographer Jan Kaulins. These HDR photos are the newest artistic images in his most recent series of photography. Each photograph has BEEN CREATED FROM NINE SEPARATE BRACKETED DIGITAL EXPOSURES and then layered together into one photographic image. It is then ‘tone-mapped’ where individual areas of the photo, as well as contrast, saturation and other qualities of the image can be artistically manipulated to bring out the artistic effects that make these photos so visually unique and striking. Some of the photos in this series are even further digitally enhanced for artistic effect giving them an almost painterly or graphic silkscreened look. They do not look like your grandmothers traditional photos. These photos are however not hand-colored, like Jan’s other photographic series shown on this website. This is an entirely new process is being used.

This is a relatively new photographic technique which uses the blending of NINE BRACKETED DIGITAL EXPOSURES to capture and emulate the way that light levels in the real world vary over an enormous tonal range, from the brightest area of sunlight to the darkest area in the shadows. All of these varying degrees of light cannot be exposed properly and captured in a single photograph---hence the necessity of layering and combining of the multiple over and under exposures to allow the viewer to see all of the existing areas of light at one time in one photo. The enhanced saturation and color of the multiple images also is a partial result of this very unique photographic process and can be quite stunning and dramatic. Sometimes these artistic Jan Kaulins photos blur the sense of reality and illusion. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SEE PRICES, SIZES AVAILABLE AND ORDER INFORMATION to purchase any of the original copyrighted photos available for sale on this website.


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The quality of the Jan Kaulins' photographic prints is much higher than we can show within limits of this web site. Slight tonal changes and blurring around the areas of strong contrast are a result of the JPEG compression process, and are not part of the high quality originals.

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