Landsdown Cresent Bath Long Exposure
This was taken over Christmas while saying at Bath. On one photographic walk I went up to Landsdown Cresent on the hills above the City. The architecture is Georgian in line with much of the City.
The picture was taken on a Tripod with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 13 mm. To get the long exposure in daylight I used a 10 stop filter with ISO of 100 and an Aperture of F22.
Processing started with adjustments in Camera RAW for better detail and colours. The sliders used included exposure, Vibrance and clarity.
Topaz adjust was used with Vibrance presets group with vibrance preset to enhance colours. With Topaz applied on a layer a layer mask was used to exclude the effect from some highlight areas.
General adjustments in levels to enhance.
Saturation adjustments, blue channel down to tone down the blues in the sky.
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 45 amount and 45 radius. A layer mask was used to exclude this effect from the highlights.
Verticals corrected using lens correction, Custom, Vertical Perspective. The image was then cropped.
The healing brush and clone brush were used to remove sensor dust marks.
BEFORE AND AFTER
Below are the Before and After images. First the original, then after RAW editing and Topaz and then the final result.
After RAW edit
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