Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones

Posted on 11/09/2011


Photo taken on September 17, 2011




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Lutine Bell Lloyds of London

Lutine Bell Lloyds of London
The Shot

This is another image from the London Open House Weekend which I got round to processing.

Lloyds of London is not normally open to the Public except for Open House, usually the 3rd weekend of September.

There is a large Atrium going up the middle of the building from the trade floor to the top. The shot was an HDR taken from the trading floor with the Lutine Bell in the foreground. It used to be rung for important announcements. The view looks up into the Atrium and the glass roof.

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

Photomatix
There was a wide range of light in the image and overall it was quite dark. I used an Action saved in Photoshop to automatically open each of the 3 raw images and create 2 new images 1EV either side of the 2 under and 2 over images. This resulted in 7 images with 1EV separation and an extension of the range by 1EV under and over.

As the original images tended towards underexposure I used only the 5 images with the greatest exposures in Photomatix to shift the exposure range.

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

Photoshop

The -1EV original image was copied and pasted as a new layer with a black layer mask. A brush was then used to show the layer in the top part of the Bell structure and the sky to darken some areas.

General adjustments in levels and curves to enhance with layer masks to exclude the highlight areas

Vibrance layer increase 57 points

Saturation Adjustment Layer, blues used to increase saturation in the sky with a layer mask to exclude other areas

Second Saturation Adjustment Layer reds used with mask to deepen the colour of the bell structure.


Noiseware Pro

Unsharp Mask a little sharpening low radius and higher amount.

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

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