Night Train to Canary Wharf
This is a view looking across South Quay towards the main Canary Wharf financial district in London. The Docklands light railway runs on overhead rails giving it a futuristic look. Here the train is about to disappear inside a skyscraper which houses the Canary Wharf station.
The picture was taken with a tripod with a Sony A700 with a Samyang 8mm fisheye lens at f8. I went part way to HDR processing but the noise produced was much too high so I kept to conventional processing in Photoshop.
More detail was brought in with Topaz adjust with vibrant presets group with Spicify preset with adjustments. Some areas were excluded from the effect by applying Topaz on a duplicate layer with a layer mask.
The image was improved with adjustment layers of Levels and curves.
A colour balance adjustment layer was used to increase yellows in the lights at the base of the centre skyscraper with the effect confined to that area with a layer mask.
A second colour balance adsjustment layer was used to tone down greens and bring up yellows and reds in the windows confing the effect to the lighted windows and their reflections with a layer mask.
Layers flattened before going on to 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 27 amount and 27 radius.
Tidy up with the clone brush.
BEFORE AND AFTER
Below are the Before and After images. First the original image and then the final result.
Original at 0EV
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