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FROM THE 5TH FLOOR IN B&W

By TimothyDMorton  
This capture was done the same steps as previous one.

The post processing was different as you can as it's B&W over COLOUR, and such I did the following steps in Camera-in-the-RAW.

Adjustments Tab
AUTO
CLARITY 49
CONTRAST (all the way to the left)
BLACKS 27
Colour Balance Tab
AUTO

Then in PHOTOSHOP I cropped the file to 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, as that the size I of mat I had in my apartment, I then resized the I applied the UNSHARP MASK settings 63% 3 2, after trying others and found this best saved as JPEG, fpr you to enjoy of "St Stphen's Day" or "Chritmas Day" depending where you are the GLOBE.

Tags: Night photography Architecture Canada Ontario B and w Digital manipulated 5th Floor HCC OUTING HPL CANADA HAMILTON

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Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
26 Dec 2015 2:13AM
I can't get past the blue frame. Then the image has great detail and well lit.
26 Dec 2015 5:14AM
I didn't realize the border option have colours so I placed a WHITE one and if you can recommend me another colour I would be most welcome to follow your advise.
Otinkyad 18 2 7 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2015 10:54AM
I like the deserted feel to the picture - night-time quiet in the middle of a busy city. Compositionally speaking, The main element (the car park entrance) is nicely offset.
I don't know what was cropped off the edges, but I think I would prefer it uncropped on the sides, but a little croppped off the bottom - ie a higher aspect ratio. I'm afraid I didn't understand your comment about the size of mat you had in your apartment.

Re borders. My personal taste is a 1 pixel black border with a 1 pixel white border outside, and viewed against a black background - but borders are personal thing, some people dislike any sort of border at all.
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4282 Canada
26 Dec 2015 3:30PM
Thankk you for the 1,000 pixels! A Christmas present for us here.


I think that you can see the different this makes; the shot has a lot more impact.

For its type of shot, its quite good. Theres definitely a deserted feel to the scene, almost a ghost town. The white border looks a lot better than the blue (its the EPZ border thats being discussed).

You can place a small 2 pixel or so border on the image in photoshop so it "contains" the image with the white border (select image>Camvas sive>select relative>enter number of pixels>select black and done.) A black EPZ border may work better, - it acts like a jewelers display case.

Regards


Willie
paulbroad Plus
14 131 1293 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2015 5:21PM
The quality is good, but what exactly are you showing? A night shot of a multi story car park with no cars and no people. You have a first class record of just that, but I struggle a touch with content.

Paul
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1895 England
26 Dec 2015 6:40PM
There are a couple of different shots in here, and they're competing.

At the bottom, there's a car light trail - often, these are lovely if you use really long exposures.

Above, there's an architectural image of the car park, but a bit too bright to show details well. I opened the picture in Adobe Camera Raw and reduced exposure by over a stop to pull back the blown areas.

I then corrected the diverging verticals using the Transform/Skew option, and cropped the shot to make it more focussed on the building.

Lots of other interpretations are possible, but this appeals to me.

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