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Bury St Edmunds Cathedral

By marathonman
My first upload! The newly completed Cathedral Tower at Bury Sy Edmunds.

Tags: Architecture

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banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
9 Jul 2009 5:19AM
Im not sure about this, - did you do any manipulation on this to come up with the sky as it is?

Either way, it lacks contrast, and could be sharpened a little as in the mod.


9 Jul 2009 7:06AM
Willie, thanks. I neeed all the help I can get. I did some sharpening but you made it better. What was the programme/settings?
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 1:47PM
Hello, Peter. Your first upload, and a very nice one with which to start your portfolio. I like the tones, symmetry and strong lines. It looks like you spent time composing your shot for best impact, including the lamp and corner aspect of the cathedral, as well as the combination of new and old. Very nice.
9 Jul 2009 5:56PM
Thanks for the comments. I will keep trying but could do with some advice on sharpening. Did my best in Elements but the mod is much better.
banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
10 Jul 2009 3:30PM
Hi Peter, sent you a PM message on this also,

I use Photoshop CS3, - but this will work in other versions.

Use USM (Unsharp Mask).


Heres the approach to settings:

Open you original to 50%

Radius = 0.8

Threshold = 3

Amount: With the slider all the way to the right (Max) , slowly slide to the left while checking the original shot, What youre looking for is a sharp effect, with no halos around edges. This will be very obvious and easy to see using this method.

You can use this method at any stage in post processing, - e.g right out of the camera if the image is a little soft. However, - once you re size the image, it becomes compressed, and will become soft again, - so sharpen again after you re size.

Hope this helps


10 Jul 2009 5:40PM
Many thanks. Looks better already.

Thanks for looking.


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