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Box Junction

By ade_mcfade      
Ok ok ok - I do take a lot of shots of Leeds town hall, it's a fair cop. In my defence I live just up the road from it and though I may have put leeds on the EPZ map over the last year, there's not that many buildings that are in such a good location at sunset - the position of the sun here is at 90 degrees to the hall, so the polariser works a treat.

So this is a 3 shot HDR taken last sunday at about 4:15PM.

To show you how much work and faff goes into these shots, the tone mapped starting image has been placed in V2.

V3 will be a shot of Snowdon that I don't think i posted before.

Tags: West yorkshire Yorkshire Architecture Snowdon Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel Box junction Leeds town hall

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User_Removed 16 19 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2008 3:57PM
excellent shot and can imagine how much work has been put into it..
rogues 18 4 India
20 Dec 2008 4:29PM
good shot and i love the patterns and angle
20 Dec 2008 5:45PM
Great captures..all vs are great...
KenTaylor 18 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2008 6:50PM
No 3 is certainly modified Smile
I dont blame you for repeatedly shooting such a fine building and the boxes are a bonus. Hang on, where is all the traffic?
I seem to have grabbed the wrong version for a mod.
philsmed 14 2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2008 8:28PM
Well composed Ade. No problems with shooting the town hall again - the light in the evening and the box junction are as good a scene as any landscape. My problem/quandry is the processing. I'm sure you've heard it all before, but somewhere between V1 and V2 would look better for me. The crop and perspective manipulation on V1 are great. Maybe it's a personal thing, but for me it just seems a bit over processed on the HDR side. All down to personal taste in the end.

ade_mcfade 18 15.2k 216 England
20 Dec 2008 9:00PM
V2's the overprocessed looking one to me - V1's a plain image with V2 on top ot it to add details in the highlights and dark areas.

Then I used a mono layer to reduce the cartoon like colours and get that faded browish look.

Not to everyone's taste I guess

Quote:No 3 is certainly modified

upped the contrast on the water and that's it - it's a straight RAW with 5 stops of ND grad on the top
PatriciaWilson 18 617 58 Greece
20 Dec 2008 9:13PM
3s fab! 2s not my taste, 1, I like the treatment and the image, voted earlier, is it on a slope though?
Paul Morgan 21 19.7k 6 England
21 Dec 2008 4:54PM
V1, love the acid like cross processing.

V2, not so good

V3, an average EPZ shot that sure is popular.
ade_mcfade 18 15.2k 216 England
21 Dec 2008 5:23PM
just to let you know that V2 is not a "finished" shot, it's the start of the tortuous process and is there to illustrate the start point of it Wink
HuntedDragon 14 118 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 12:41PM
v1 and v3..nice..
tepot 18 4.4k United Kingdom
27 Dec 2008 8:04PM
a nice gritty image but shame the sky blew out on the left.
ade_mcfade 18 15.2k 216 England
28 Dec 2008 4:32PM

Quote:but shame the sky blew out on the left.

tepot 18 4.4k United Kingdom
30 Dec 2008 4:04AM
co's i like detailed skies.

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