Christmas Bus to Canary Wharf

December 22, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Christmas Bus to Canary Wharf FinalChristmas Bus to Canary Wharf Final

This is a view taken from West India Avenue the main route from the west leading into London’s Canary Wharf financial district.

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

Photomatix

The base image was tonemapped was with the Photographic preset.

Photoshop

The main tonemapped image was opened first. Then 3 images containing the light trails from London buses were then added in as layers in Photoshop and mixed in using layer masks.

Detail was brought back in with Topaz adjust with Vibrance presets group with Spicify preset with adjustments. Some areas, mainly highlights were excluded from the effect by applying Topaz on a duplicate layer with a layer mask.

General adjustments in levels to enhance.

Hue saturation adjustment layer reds was used with a layer mask to bring up the reds in the trails.

Filter, Lens correction, custom was used to correct verticals in the Buildings and then crop.

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 42 amount and 42 radius.

Tidy up with the clone brush.

BEFORE AND AFTER

Below are the Before and After images. The first image is the tonemapped 3 exposures without bus trails. Then the original of an image with a bus trail image and then the final result.

Tonemapped Base

Christmas Bus to Canary Wharf TonemappedChristmas Bus to Canary Wharf Base

One Bus Trail image

Christmas Bus to Canary Wharf One Bus TrailChristmas Bus to Canary Wharf Tonemapped base

Final Image

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Edwin Jones


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