Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones

Posted on 04/11/2012


Photo taken on April  2, 2012




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Boxgrove Priory Church Vertorama

Boxgrove Priory Church Vertorama
The Shot

This is an interior view of the Priory Church at the village of Boxgrove about 2 miles east of Chichester. The remains of the Benedictine priory are next door Much of the fine 12th to 14th- century monastic church survives as the parish church.

The picture was taken with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10mm This one was a Vertorama combining 3 images. There was a lot of overlap between images, probably more than 50%. This was a done handheld trying to get a smooth quick upward motion while taking the shots. The shots were taken at 1250 ISO to get a fast enough shutter speed. The originals were horizontal format.

The 3 RAW images were first opened in Camera Raw and edited there to improve them using sliders including fill light, contrast, recovery for highlights and clarity. After the first one was done I opened subsequent ones and clicked on a little icon to the right of the heading Basic which brings up a dropdown menu including “use previous conversion” to apply the same settings as the first one which saved time

The images were combined using Photoshop CS5 photomerge in the auto setting. Meant for panoramas so turned final image 90 degrees when done.

The lens correction tool was used to straighten verticals and then cropped and the image saved as a tiff.

Then the tiff was opened in Camera Raw and 3 tiff images were created being -2EV 0EV and +2EV for HDR.

Photomatix

Outputted in Photomatix to detail enhancer. Click the Camera name top right for Exif details and the settings used.

Photoshop

First used my own settings to suit to bring detail back using Topaz adjust using a layer. A layer mask was used to bring down the effect in some areas.

General adjustments in levels and curves to enhance with layer masks used to exclude highlights with a brush.

Vibrance layer increase 36 points

Hue Saturation Blues channel used to bring down blues in the wall excluding the stained glass and floor with a mask.

First duplicate layer Noiseware Pro and a little sharpening.

Second duplicate layer for clarity effect using Unsharp mask with settings of amount 46 and radius 46 using a layer mask to exclude highlights.

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For Licensing and more pictures see Edwin Jones Photography

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Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
Another Great shot. Thanks for providing so much information about how you take and process your photos.
3 years ago.