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March 01, 2013

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Back in the very cold UK now. Photography has been limited to a trip to London staying on the warmer underground and exploring the northern part of the Piccadilly Line. These stations were built in the 1930s and have a lot of Art Deco design.

This image is of Bounds Green Station taken from the ticket hall looking down the escalators. It has a very modernist design which I thought looked pretty neat.

The picture was taken handheld with a Sony A700 with a sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10mm. I took 3 pictures for HDR but the 0EV image looked so good that I just did a little Raw and Photoshop editing to enhance the one image.

Photoshop

Opened the RAW image in Camera Raw. Used the recovery slider for the lights and Clarity.

Topaz adjust was used with vibrant presets group with clarity preset to bring in a little more detail. The effect was applied on a layer with a layer mask which I used to exclude highlight areas.

General adjustments in levels to enhance excluding highlights with a mask.

Saturation Greens was used to bring down some of the adjustments to retain the grey metallic look.

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 35 amount and 35 radius.

The crop tool was used for better symmetry. The healing and clone tools were used for tidy up.

BEFORE AND AFTER

Below are the Before and After images. First the original and then the final result.

Original at 0EV

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Final Image

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