Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones

Posted on 10/21/2011


Photo taken on October 15, 2011




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Canary Wharf Angles and Reflections {EXPLORE 163 21 October 2011}

Canary Wharf Angles and Reflections {EXPLORE 163 21 October 2011}
The Shot

I took this while exploring London last weekend.
The picture was taken on a corner of Canada Square in the Canary Wharf financial District

The picture was taken with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10mm. Taken handheld. 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 the highlight areas.

Vibrance layer increase 19 points

Saturation layer blues to reduce the intensity of the blue in the sky and buildings.

An adjustment layer, photo filters, magenta was used to further tone down the blues.

A second Saturation layer yellows was used with an increase of 59 points to sharply increase the faint touches of yellows in the picture to provide contrast with the strong blue look.

Noiseware Pro

Unsharp Mask a little sharpening.

Duplicate layer with mask to apply extra sharpening and contrast to the buildings with low amount and high radius using Unsharp mask. I used 76 amount, 76 radius and Zero threshold. It varies with the picture but that generally works quite well. It has to be applied with a mask and brush to avoid blowing out highlight areas. Note that the normal overall sharpening again varies but a starting point is amount 300, radius 1.1 and threshold zero.

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