Tour de France Team Sky Dieppe
Full details about today’s image are below. First a tip about copying layers.
Tip of the Day
It may sometimes be necessary to copy a layer or a number of layers from one image to another. This can save a lot of time if you want to make the same adjustments using adjustment layers in another image. To do this first select all the layers required. Do this by clicking the first layer, hold down shift and then the last layer to select adjacent layers. For non adjacent layers click and hold ctrl while clicking required layers. Next right click on any of the selected layers and from the menu click duplicate layers. In the window which comes up under destination document use the dropdown to choose the image the layers are to be copied to. Note that this only works if the destination image is open in Photoshop.
Last week I took the ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe to stay there 5 days and take in the Tour de France as it came through the area including the coast road through Dieppe.
The second Team Sky rider from the left is Bradley Wiggins UK favourite for the overall win who a few days after this picture gained the Yellow Jersey for current Race Leader. The Team Sky riders all wear yellow helmets to designate their team are the current leaders in the Team Classification of the race.
The picture was taken handheld with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10mm. I used ISO 400 to gain a high shutter speed of 1/500th second. The image was opened in Camera Raw and 2 additional images were created at +2EV and -2Ev for a “false HDR” with each image having Noiseware Pro applied. A Photoshop action I had saved was used to create the extra images automatically. The images were saved as tiffs.
Outputted in Photomatix to detail enhancer. Click the Camera name top right on flickr for this image for Exif details and the settings used.
In Photoshop a pan blur was applied using Topaz lens effects. A layer mask was used to remove the blur 60% for the background cyclists and 100% for the 4 Team Sky riders to make them stand out. This involved a lot of fine detail level brush work on the layer mask.
General adjustments in layers to enhance contrast.
Vibrance increased 52 points.
Layers flattened before going on to sharpening.
Duplicate layer Noiseware Pro and a little sharpening
BEFORE AND AFTER
Below are the Before and After images. First the original image. Then the tonemapped image and then the final result after pan blur and adjustments.
Original at 0EV
Tonemapped image Detail Enhancer
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