Bank Underground Station HDR London

April 18, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Bank Underground Station HDR London FinalBank Underground Station HDR London Final

This is the DLR, Docklands Light Railway, platform at Bank Underground Station, London. The station is named after the Bank of England above ground but could not be more different. There is an especially clean, vibrant and futuristic look to the platform.

The picture was taken handheld with a Sony A700 with a Samyang fisheye lens at 8mm and f5.6. I took 3 pictures for HDR.

Photoshop

More detail was brought in with Topaz adjust with vibrant presets group with clarity preset with adjustments. I decided to apply this effect only to the Platform by applying Topaz on a duplicate layer with a layer mask.

The image was improved with an adjustment layers of Levels.

Brightness increased 44 points.

Very slight reduction in Reds Saturation

Layers flattened before going on to 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 33 amount and 33 radius.

A motion blur was applied using Topaz lens effects. This was applied on a duplicate layer and removed with a black layer mask. A white brush was used to apply the blur only to the train. A selection was used to get accuracy with the brush

Composition was improved by cropping to remove some of the uninteresting wall on the right.

Tidy up with the clone and healing brushes.

BEFORE AND AFTER

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

Original at 0EV

Bank Underground Station HDR London  OriginalBank Underground Station HDR London Original

Tonemapped Image

Bank Underground Station HDR London  tonemappedBank Underground Station HDR London Tonemapped

Final Image

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For Licence see Bank Underground Station HDR London

Edwin Jones


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