Landsdown Cresent Bath Long Exposure

December 27, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Landsdown Cresent Bath  FinalLandsdown Cresent Bath FinalLandsdown Cresent Bath

This was taken over Christmas while saying at Bath. On one photographic walk I went up to Landsdown Cresent on the hills above the City. The architecture is Georgian in line with much of the City.

The picture was taken on a Tripod with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 13 mm. To get the long exposure in daylight I used a 10 stop filter with ISO of 100 and an Aperture of F22.

 Processing started with adjustments in Camera RAW for better detail and colours. The sliders used included exposure, Vibrance and clarity.

Photoshop

Topaz adjust was used with Vibrance presets group with vibrance preset to enhance colours. With Topaz applied on a layer a layer mask was used to exclude the effect from some highlight areas.

General adjustments in levels to enhance.

Saturation adjustments, blue channel down to tone down the blues in the sky.

Layers flattened before going on to sharpening.

Duplicate layer Noiseware Pro and a little sharpening.

Second duplicate layer with mask to apply extra sharpening and contrast with low amount and high radius using Unsharp mask (Clarity Effect) The settings were 45 amount and 45 radius. A layer mask was used to exclude this effect from the highlights.

Verticals corrected using lens correction, Custom, Vertical Perspective. The image was then cropped.

The healing brush and clone brush were used to remove sensor dust marks.

BEFORE AND AFTER

Below are the Before and After images. First the original, then after RAW editing and Topaz and then the final result.

Original

Landsdown Cresent Bath  OriginalLandsdown Cresent Bath OriginalLandsdown Cresent Bath

After RAW edit

Landsdown Cresent Bath  afterRaw and TopazLandsdown Cresent Bath afterRaw and TopazLandsdown Cresent Bath

Final Image

Landsdown Cresent Bath  FinalLandsdown Cresent Bath FinalLandsdown Cresent Bath

Edwin Jones


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...

My latest eBook published 10th May 2015

A beginners guide in plain English

Understand Camera Final CoverUnderstand Your Camera Understand Your Camera

Understand Your Camera Amazon

Also checkout

Compose Better PicturesCompose Better Pictures Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compose Better Pictures:Amazon UK

or Compose Better Pictures Amazon com

See my Photos on flickr here Edwin Jones Flickr

Tutorials

Taking Pictures for HDR

Zoom Burst in Photoshop

Reviews

Photomatix 4.2

Photomatix 5

Timer Remote Review

Wireless Remote Shutter Release Review

Links

Topaz Adjust

Noiseware

Coupons

Get a 15% discount on Photomatix. Follow a link in one of the Photomatix reviews above and enter EDWINJONES as the coupon code.

 

Enter your First Name and Surname and email address to subscribe to updates and news

 

 
 
 
 

We respect your email privacy

 
 
Subscribe
RSS
Archive