Metro Alphabetical Concorde

May 22, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Metro Alphabetical Concorde Final ImageMetro Alphabetical Concorde Final Image

The Tip of the Day is about opening jpeg and tiff files in Camera Raw. See end of this post.

Another Metro shot as there are some interesting stations on the Paris Metro, The Alphabetical décor here was particularly interesting. This is the Concorde Station on the Platform of Line 12. The letters on the tiles make up the words of the French Revolutions Declaration of the Rights of Man.

The picture was taken handheld with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10mm. For the 3 exposures one second was the longest to get the movement in the train. 3 raw images at 2EV spacing for HDR. Opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs. 

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

Photomatix removed most of the ghosting of a man moving across the foreground area but leaving  some shadow bits. This was removed with the clone tool.

The Plus 2 EV image was brought in as a layer and applied with a mask to increase the movement in the train.

The OEV image was brought in as a layer with a mask and applied to the lights to reduce highlights.

Detail brought back in with Topaz adjust with HDR presets Vibrant group and crisp preset. Some areas were slightly excluded from the effect by applying Topaz on a duplicate layer with a layer mask.

General adjustments in levels and curves to enhance. Layer masks used to exclude highlight areas.

Saturation adjustment layer yellows decreased to bring down the tone of the light on the ceiling

Layers flattened before going on to sharpening.

First duplicate layer Noiseware Pro and a little sharpening

Some tidy up with clone brush.

BEFORE AND AFTER

Below are the Before and After images. First the middle of the 3 exposures. Then the tonemapped image and then the final result.

Original at 0EV

Metro Alphabetical Concorde OriginalMetro Alphabetical Concorde Original

Tonemapped image Detail Enhancer

Metro Alphabetical Concorde TonemappedMetro Alphabetical Concorde Tonemapped

Final Image

Metro Alphabetical Concorde Final ImageMetro Alphabetical Concorde Final Image

Tip of the Day

Many will know that it is possible to create a “False HDR” by using one RAW image and creating extra images using the exposure adjustment in Camera Raw. Many people may not know that it is possible to open and edit a jpeg or Tiff in a Raw Editor. It is possible with Camera Raw though I am not sure about other RAW editors. The only other RAW editor I have which was supplied with my camera will open jpeg’s or Tiffs but most of the editing is disabled including changing exposure.  In Photoshop go to file and then “open as” navigate to the required image but before opening use the dropdown to change the file type to” Camera Raw”

You can see an example here of an HDR created from a single jpeg http://edwinjonesphotography.com/cycle_racing_pictures/h1d067ba5#h1d067ba5

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