Orbit Tower Fisheyed

October 14, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Orbit Tower Fisheyed FinalOrbit Tower Fisheyed Final

Another shot from the Olympics using my Fisheye Lens. This is of the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in front of the Olympic Stadium. The Tower is a 115-metre-high (377 ft) sculpture and observation tower. It is the UK's tallest sculpture.

The picture was taken handheld with a Sony A700 with a Samyang 8mm fisheye lens at f8.

Photomatix

Outputted in Photomatix to Detail Enhancer. Click the Camera name top right on Flickr for this image for Exif details and the settings used.

Photoshop

Detail was brought back in with Topaz adjust with Vibrance preset group, Colour Blast Preset with adjustments.

The image was enhanced in Levels.

Hue Saturation blues used to reduce blue saturation a little in the sky.

Hue Saturation layer reds was used to bring up reds in the centre using a layer mask to apply only to that area.

Layers flattened before going on to sharpening.

First 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 42 amount and 52 radius. The effect was excluded from highlight areas in the sky with a layer mask.

Clone tool used to remove part of a fence from the bottom left corner and extend the legs. Parts of the sky were also tidied up.

BEFORE AND AFTER

Below are the Before and After images. First the original, then the tonemapped image and then the final result.

Original at 0EV

Orbit Tower Fisheyed OriginalOrbit Tower Fisheyed Original

After Photomatix Detail Enhancer Tonemapped Method

Orbit Tower Fisheyed TonemappedOrbit Tower Fisheyed Tonemapped

Final Image

Orbit Tower Fisheyed FinalOrbit Tower Fisheyed Final

Note that as this image was taken on private property with strict restrictions on the professional use of images in the Ticket Conditions this image is not available for sale.

Edwin Jones


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