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Reina Sofia

By ghibby  
Another of the Opera House in Valencia.

Originally shot in colour but I've got a bit of a thing for digital Lith at the moment and I felt that the graphic shapes of this image suited this style very well indeed.

I tweaked to contrast of this image a little to bring out more details in the deepest shadows before doing the Lith conversion. I do this with a pair of curves adjustment layers and a channel mixer layer to fine tune the contrast. Finally I add a little grain and use a blend if adjustment in the layer properties to ensure its blending is kept to the mid tones and shadows leaving the extreme highlights nearly grain free.

Exposure 1/400s @ F8.0 ISO 100 13mm Focal Length

Tags: Spain Architecture Valencia Black and white Digitally manipulated De Arts Modern architecture Les Calatrava Palau Sofia Reina

Voters: tumienis, taggart, Stace and 12 more

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tumienis 16 2 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2008 1:51PM
lots of drama!
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
30 Jun 2008 2:12PM
An imposing building--good crop and toning-- Good photoshop work as well!
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2423 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2008 3:03PM
Fabulous comp, it looks like the menacing teeth of a shark.
TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
30 Jun 2008 7:21PM
Awesome shot.

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