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Leeds University

By ade_mcfade      
This is the road up to the Parkinson Building, the main building of Leeds Uni.

Quite like the view from here, get the big terrace on the right and the 2 spires on the left - being me I shot with the traffic lights as foreground and then cross processed the shot to get a strange look... how did the orange lights go so red?

Tags: University West yorkshire Architecture Leeds Parkinson building

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Nick_w Plus
12 4.3k 99 England
22 Nov 2010 10:26PM
I liked the look of the composition from the thumb Ade, but i'm not sure what you have done. Thers a lot of bleaching / ghosting in the centre - particularly evident around the clock tower.

This also shows one of the other problems with HDR - without editing. The traffic lights dont look right - if Red & Amber had been on the same phase they would have had the same luminosity. (I'm not talking about the cross processing)

What you can do is take the central image. Load in PS as a seperate layer (CTRL+ALT, CTRL+C) then paste on the HDR layer (CTRL+V). Then use layer masks to reveal / hide detail.

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ade_mcfade 15 15.2k 216 England
22 Nov 2010 10:33PM
it's a white building Nick - it does look bleached and white
Nick_w Plus
12 4.3k 99 England
22 Nov 2010 10:56PM
Yes Ade I know it well, but its more pronounced in the middle, I'm not talking blown bits (there arn't any) but lack of contrast - between the roof line and the clock - is it the same in the RAWS if so it looks like grease on the lens. Just knowone else was giving any feedback.
23 Nov 2010 9:27AM
A definite case for caution I would suggest.

ade_mcfade 15 15.2k 216 England
23 Nov 2010 6:07PM
I wonder if my monitor's calibrated a bit dark.. .

the spyder 2 doesn't work at all well with Windows 7 and I think it may well be a bit on the dark side

Just I can't really see what you've pointed out Nick

The washed out look is from a Cross Processing filter I used - the shot itself wasn't really working with normal colours - was a flatish day - so I tried cross processing and it seemed to work a treat. Often does - quite like the 50's feel it gives sometimes

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