Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones

Posted on 12/28/2011


Photo taken on December 23, 2011




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Field of Light Bath UK HDR {Explore 28 Dec #168}

Field of Light Bath UK HDR {Explore 28 Dec #168}
The Shot

The Field of Light at the Holburne Museum, Bath, UK is the artwork of acclaimed lighting artist Bruce Munro. It consists of over 5,000 bulbs of light planted in the grounds of the Museum and flowing into the Garden Cafe. Acrylic stems are topped by frosted spheres which are threaded with fibre optic cables and lit by a colour projector. The result is quite magical, as both colour and light flow through the bulbs. The effect is a flow of different colours across the field as the light colours gradually change.

The exhibition is free and remains open until 8 January 2012.
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 20mm. Taken with a tripod. 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.

Photoshop

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

Vibrance layer increase 21 points

Saturation layer yellows to reduce the intensity of the lights in the street in the far distance and parts of the Museum building.

The +2 EV image was copied in as a new layer with a black layer mask and a brush used at varying opacities on the sky to bring up detail.

The -2 EV image was copied in as a new layer with a black layer mask and a brush used at varying opacities on some of the bulbs and lights from the Museum to tone down highlights.

Noiseware Pro

Unsharp Mask a little sharpening.

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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