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Sometimes a Fantasy

17 Jul 2021 9:07AM   Views : 209 Unique : 148

Generally, I don't do very much messing about in Photoshop. I used to, especially at first when everything seems to need over-processing. And then we settle down and only use the techniques when it's appropriate. Last night I had a spare half hour, so I thought I would produce a few alternatives for this shot of Damhouse. The camera was the Panasonic Lumix G9 and the lens the new and newly reviewed Leica 25-50mm f/1.7.

First of all, the normally processed shot.

Then I launched Photomatix and produced this one, based on the Painterly 4 preset but then taken into Photoshop for final tweaking.

I quite like Photomatix (sometimes) for black and white, so this one is tonemapped before moving into Photoshop for the final bits of the process.

A comparison shot with this mono conversion done using my usual technique with Channel Mixer in Photoshop.

Finally, a sepia version using Hue/Saturation in Photoshop and Colorise. Sometimes I just can't resist then adding grain (gaussian noise) but always sharpen before this stage as trying to sharpen the grain looks a bit unfortunate.

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