Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones

Posted on 01/04/2012

Photo taken on December 26, 2011


bath abbey

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Bath Abbey Eagle Lectern

Bath Abbey Eagle Lectern
The Shot

This is a shot looking up at the Brass Lectern in the Abbey. I took this by putting the camera on my packpack looking straight up and angled it towards the lectern. I then set off the 3 bracketed exposures using a wireless shutter release.

I took the shot while staying with family in Bath over Christmas

The picture was taken with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at mm. 3 raw images 2EV spacing. Opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs.


Outputted in Photomatix to exposure fusion for a more natural look. Click the Camera name top right for Exif details and the settings used.


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

Vibrance layer increase 55 points

Hue Saturation layer reds used to tone down the colour of the ceiling for a more natural look.

The -2EV image was brought back in with a layer mask and applied only to the highlights in the lights to tone these down.

Topaz Adjust, Vibrance presets Detail used to bring out more detail overall but a layer mask was used to apply the effect a lot to the Lectern which lacked detail and applied less to the rest of the picture.

Noiseware Pro

Duplicate layer with mask to apply extra sharpening and contrast with low amount and high radius using Unsharp mask (Clarity Effect)


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