Fisheyed Eagle Lectern Bath

March 28, 2013

Fisheyed Eagle Lectern Bath FinalFisheyed Eagle Lectern Bath Final

Another shot taken with my fisheye lens in the interior of Bath Abbey, Bath, UK. The picture was taken by placing the camera on the floor, pointing it in the right direction, retreating to avoid being in the shot and then triggering the shutter with my wireless remote.

The picture was taken with a Sony A700 with a Samyang 8mm fisheye lens at f5.6. There were 3 raw images 2EV spacing for HDR. Opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs.

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The HDR was created using 3 images in Photmatix at 2EV separation and tonemapped

Photoshop

Adjustments were first made in Topaz using Vibrant Preset Group, Dramatic 2 preset to bring in more detail. A vignette was also added in Topaz.

Adjustments were made in levels and curves to enhance with a layer mask used to exclude highlights.

Contrast increased by 16 points

Vibrance increased by 11 points.

Hue Saturation, reds reduced for a more natural look.

A 2nd Hue Saturation layer was used with a layer mask to increase reds and yellows on the Eagle Lectern to bring this up.

A 2nd Levels layer was used with a layer mask to increase brightness on the Eagle Lectern only.

A duplicate layer with mask was used to apply extra sharpening and contrast with low amount and high radius using Unsharp mask (Clarity Effect) The settings were 56 amount and 56 radius. A mask was used to apply the effect to the Eagle Lectern only.

Layers flattened before going on to sharpening.

Duplicate layer Noiseware Pro and a little sharpening

BEFORE AND AFTER

Below are the Before and After images. First the middle of the 3 exposures. Then the tonemapped image and then the final result.

Original at 0EV

Fisheyed Eagle Lectern Bath OriginalFisheyed Eagle Lectern Bath Original

Tonemapped image

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 Final Image

Fisheyed Eagle Lectern Bath FinalFisheyed Eagle Lectern Bath Final

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