Channel 4 The Eyes Have It

November 26, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Channel4EyesFinalChannel4EyesFinalThis is another shot taken at the Open House London weekend in September. This is the Channel 4 Television headquarters on Horseferry Road. I visited this on the Sunday and it was a pre-booked only building with a though guided tour. It is similar in some ways to Lloyds of London and was designed by the same architect Richard Rogers. Unlike with Lloyds Channel 4 were easy going enough to allow the Architect to put a signature mark on the building only visible from this outside walkway

The viewpoint is looking down at the main entrance and a covered walkway.

The picture was taken with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10mm. Taken handheld. 3 raw images 2EV spacing. Opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs.

Outputted in Photomatrix to detail enhancer. I used various adjustments to the sliders changing the preset including highlight saturation to bring up the existing blue on the roof of the walkway. The scene is very mono and I thought of converting to mono but preferred this with the touches of colour.

Photoshop
Extra Detail was brought in with Topaz Adjust Clarity with a layer mask confining the effect to the foreground.

Various adjustment layers were used in the processing including curves and brightness with layer masks. I went to some trouble to reduce brightness at the top and cropping and cloning to remove some cars from the top. We get it drummed into us by Camera Club Judges to remove distractions from the edges of pictures, good advice.

Extra punch to the picture using the clarity effect of high radius unsharp mask, Amount 29 and Radius 29.

This is another shot taken at the Open House London weekend in September. This is the Channel 4 Television headquarters on Horseferry Road. I visited this on the Sunday and it was a pre-booked only building with a though guided tour. It is similar in some ways to Lloyds of London and was designed by the same architect Richard Rogers. Unlike with Lloyds Channel 4 were easy going enough to allow the Architect to put a signature mark on the building only visible from this outside walkway
 
The viewpoint is looking down at the main entrance and a covered walkway.

The picture was taken with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10mm. Taken handheld. 3 raw images 2EV spacing. Opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs.

Outputted in Photomatrix to detail enhancer. I used various adjustments to the sliders changing the preset including highlight saturation to bring up the existing blue on the roof of the walkway. The scene is very mono and I thought of converting to mono but preferred this with the touches of colour.

Photoshop
Extra Detail was brought in with Topaz Adjust Clarity with a layer mask confining the effect to the foreground.

Various adjustment layers were used in the processing including curves and brightness with layer masks. I went to some trouble to reduce brightness at the top and cropping and cloning to remove some cars from the top. We get it drummed into us by Camera Club Judges to remove distractions from the edges of pictures, good advice.

Extra punch to the picture using the clarity effect of high radius unsharp mask, Amount 29 and Radius 29.

Below is the original image before any processing.

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Below is the final image after HDR and Photoshop processing

Channel4EyesFinalChannel4EyesFinalThis is another shot taken at the Open House London weekend in September. This is the Channel 4 Television headquarters on Horseferry Road. I visited this on the Sunday and it was a pre-booked only building with a though guided tour. It is similar in some ways to Lloyds of London and was designed by the same architect Richard Rogers. Unlike with Lloyds Channel 4 were easy going enough to allow the Architect to put a signature mark on the building only visible from this outside walkway

The viewpoint is looking down at the main entrance and a covered walkway.

The picture was taken with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10mm. Taken handheld. 3 raw images 2EV spacing. Opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs.

Outputted in Photomatrix to detail enhancer. I used various adjustments to the sliders changing the preset including highlight saturation to bring up the existing blue on the roof of the walkway. The scene is very mono and I thought of converting to mono but preferred this with the touches of colour.

Photoshop
Extra Detail was brought in with Topaz Adjust Clarity with a layer mask confining the effect to the foreground.

Various adjustment layers were used in the processing including curves and brightness with layer masks. I went to some trouble to reduce brightness at the top and cropping and cloning to remove some cars from the top. We get it drummed into us by Camera Club Judges to remove distractions from the edges of pictures, good advice.

Extra punch to the picture using the clarity effect of high radius unsharp mask, Amount 29 and Radius 29.


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