Thames Boat Light Stream

January 30, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

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This shot was taken on my last day trip to London in December. The image is taken from Hungerford Bridge, a pedestrian bridge linked to the railway bridge taking trains to Charing Cross. Although taken with a Tripod not all my pictures from here were steady with vibrations from pedestrians not helping and trying to take pictures when trains went by was hopeless. 2 pictures were taken at 6 seconds exposure each and the images later combined to make a combined trail of the river boat.

The pictures were taken with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle lens at 20mm. Taken at 6 seconds with a Tripod. The pictures were taken one after another.

Photoshop

The image was adjusted in Topaz vibrant preset group and clarity preset with a layer mask to part to apply the effect only to the foreground not the sky to avoid enhancing noise.

Vibrance adjustment layer increased by 40 points.

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 44 amount and 44 radius. A layer mask was used to exclude this effect from some highlights.

BEFORE AND AFTER

Below are the Before and After images. First the two original images  and then the final result.

Original first

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Original second

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Final Image

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For licences and prints see Thames Boat Light Stream

Edwin Jones

 

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