London 2012 Basketball Eyrie View

September 13, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

London 2012 Basketball Eyrie View FinalLondon 2012 Basketball Eyrie View Final

This is another shot from Monday 3rd September when I had a Day Pass to view various Events at the Olympic Park. This is from inside the Basketball Stadium. A match had just finished and a lot of people left. I took the opportunity to go to the very top row by the roof for this shot. The new fisheye was used again with the advantage of taking in just about the entire Stadium. There was a very large range of light as can be seen from the original on my blog. This made it an ideal candidate for HDR.

The picture was taken handheld with a Sony A700 with a Samyang 8mm fisheye lens at f8. 3 raw images 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 Photographic preset for minimum noise and a natural look

Photoshop

All 3 original images were copied in as new layers with black layer masks. A white brush at varying opacities was used to adjust various parts of the image.

Detail was brought back in with Topaz adjust with HDR preset group, Clarity Preset.

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 47 amount and 47 radius.

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

London 2012 Basketball Eyrie View OriginalLondon 2012 Basketball Eyrie View Original

After Photomatix Detail Enhancer Tonemapped Method

London 2012 Basketball Eyrie ViewLondon 2012 Basketball Eyrie View Tonemapped

Final Image

London 2012 Basketball Eyrie View FinalLondon 2012 Basketball Eyrie View 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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