Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones

Posted on 03/28/2012


Photo taken on March 24, 2012




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London Underground Art Deco

London Underground Art Deco
The Shot

This was taken on my last day trip to London which included some London underground shots. This one was was at Gants Hill station on the eastern edge of the Central Line. The lines run either side of this Hall which is notable for its Art Deco look and symmetry.

I think that permits are required for professional photography but casual photographs are allowed but no tripods and no flash.

The picture was taken handheld with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10 mm. The longest of the 3 exposures was 1/10 second at 1000 ISO. 3 raw images 2EV spacing. Opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs.

Photomatix

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

I also used the batch processing of single photos in Photomatix to tonemap the source images with the same settings. This helps to get the same look when blending source images in to the image

Photoshop

The -2 EV image was copied in as a new layer and a black layer mask added. Then a white brush used with differing opacities to reduce some of the highlights.

Detail brought back in with Topaz adjust with Vibrant Detail with adjustments.

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

Vibrance layer increase 27 points

Saturation adjustment layer yellows used to reduce saturation yellow in the base with a layer mask to exclude the ceiling from the adjustment.

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 49 amount and 49 radius.

Filter, lens correction, custom used to correct verticals and then cropped.

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