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Second image from my recent trip to Leeds. I really liked the way old met new in this courtyard. The sun was just starting to show at this point which was a bonus.

Hope you enjoy looking. Comments welcome as usual.

Tony

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 18-70
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Bourse
Username:Tony_W Tony_W
Uploaded:16 Sep 2008 - 5:43 PM
Tags:Architecture, Bourse, Digitally manipulated, Hdr, Leeds
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rangerpaul
16 Sep 2008 - 6:16 PM

Superbly processed shot Tony.
It's not just about the blending though. This is a carefully considered comp. Like the lead in with the brick line and then the corner of the building is in just the right place.
HDR works superbly on this type of shot as long as it's a decent view to start with.
Nice work
Paul

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Tony_W  7128 forum posts5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 6:52 PM

Thanks Paul. I think I now know how I want to process my HDR images. All I've got to do now is practice a lot. Smile
I'd have liked to check out some other angles to this scene but it was gated off and I only had a limited number of options from where to take the shot. Although this to me was the best option for what I wanted.

Thanks also for the votes so far.
Tony

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ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014778 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2008 - 12:10 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

you're right - this place is loads better when the gates are open, and they are on saturdays as those seats are part of the bar!

lots of lines in this area and you've used them well - they're all working together to lead the eye from the top left and bottom left (noticed the drain bricks) to the main feature, the mirrored wall.

the selective sharpening has brought out all the architetural detail on the windows and the metal roof.

If anything, as a final "polish", I may have given the lower parts (i.e. not the sky) a final curves layer to lift the brighter parts whilst maintaining the deep tones - a light S shape curve, probably leaving the dark part on the 45 degree line, but lifting the higlight above it a bit. It'll just add a bit of fizz to it, and give a lighter impression to the scene.

Look forward to the next ones Smile

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Tony_W  7128 forum posts5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2008 - 5:34 PM

Thanks for the input Ade. I uploaded a version with added fizz. I like it a lot better, hopefully you and others will too.
Tony

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ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014778 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2008 - 1:34 PM

yeah - that's the effect I was thinking about.

high contrast can really transform buildings - their strong lines suit it.

it's not the same with landscapes, you often want smoother transitions and softer edges.

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