Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones

Posted on 12/09/2011


Photo taken on November 29, 2011




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DLR Train Tunnel Express

DLR Train Tunnel Express
The Shot

This is another of the shots I took on the Docklands Light Railway as the train was in the tunnel which takes it under the Thames. The railway is automatic, no driver except a supervisor who sits in one of the front passenger seats. This gives a great opportunity as there are passenger seats at the front and back of the train. I put the camera lens flat against the window to cut out reflections.

I took a lot of pictures and settled on a shutter speed of 1.6 seconds for the best feel of movement. This shot was taken as the train left the Island Gardens Station on the north bank.

The picture was taken with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10mm. Taken handheld in RAW. The image was opened in Camera Raw and 2 additional images were created at =2EV and -2Ev for a “false HDR” with each image having Noiseware Pro applied. A Photoshop action I had saved was used to create the extra images automatically.

Photomatix

Outputted in Photomatix to detail enhancer for an HDR.

Photoshop

In general a lot of editing was done for this image to increase contrast and sharpness of lines and colours for a better effect.

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

Vibrance layer increase 68 points

Noiseware Pro

Unsharp Mask a little sharpening low radius and higher amount.

Duplicate layer with mask to apply extra sharpening and contrast (clarity effect) with low amount and high radius to the picture except the highlights.

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For Licensing and more pictures see Edwin Jones Photography

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