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Bright lights, Big city

By arhb      
Composed from 3 images - one of Britta taken recently at a local BR station, the second is an architectural shot of some interesting appartment blocks in Woking, and the third was a sky I added, as the original was a tad bland.
After balancing the tones, I did some further PP, which I think sets the whole image off quite nicely.

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
13 Feb 2011 6:33PM
Excellent work ,love it,

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arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2011 6:35PM
Thanks Saeid.
sherring 10 46 13 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2011 9:17AM
Wow. I love it. Very well put together.

Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2011 12:01PM
Really wonderful tones, great shot.
kombizz 13 601 1 United States
14 Feb 2011 1:04PM
good ps work
arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2011 1:27PM
Thanks - your comments are appreciated.
beckas 14 5 1 United States
15 Feb 2011 4:37PM
This is fantastic Andrew! I really love how you've processed it. I am looking forward to meeting you for coffee and discussing some Photoshop tips! Smile
16 Feb 2011 7:00AM
Richsr 11 91 223 England
16 Feb 2011 3:39PM
Well processed Andrew and congrats on the EC.
Regards Richard
tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
20 Feb 2011 5:54AM
I like the overall colour cast here.

Suehh 11 39 6 England
20 Feb 2011 10:25AM
This is a fabulous portrait Andrew - love the tones and everything about it. Congrats on the EC.

hasu Plus
10 8 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 1:48PM
In deed! brilliant work... rather hard work! If I were you, I will bring some hidden details out by opening image in to PS then go to Image > Adjustments > Shadows/Highlights > and then alter all figyres as follow starting from the top:
48,49,98, 22,50,30, +3 and +4 click OK if you are happy and see the diffrence. If you like upper part of sky darker then make sure you duplicate layer before you beggin and at the end simply select soft brush then click add layer Mask next to the top layer then brush over the sky you like darker ( make sure you have black as forgeground colour while brushing over ). At the end go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask and then change Amount to 24, Radius to 93.7 and Threshold to 3 then hit OK Done. Hope this helps.
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arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 4:49PM
Thanks for all the comments.
@hasu: thanks Harry for taking the time to write out the shadow/highlight adjustment ideas - I shall experiment with them later to see if I like the results.
hasu Plus
10 8 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 4:51PM
HowardA 11 231
5 May 2011 8:17PM
A great blend of images which work well with your processing. Nice job.

cassiecat 9 39 46 England
5 May 2011 8:40PM
very striking, congrats on the awards.lesley
7 Aug 2011 10:49AM

congrats on Big Award
20 Sep 2011 6:00AM

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