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Media City

By ghibby  
I shot this nearly a year ago for the company I work for who are heavily involved with the masterplan of Media City in Manchester. The light was simply fantastic and the purple & blue hues in the evening sky together with the fiery glow of the setting sun set of the reflections on the building superbly. The post processing on this image was minimal in terms of the ambience and lighting, just a touch of fill light and slight contrast and vibrancy increases to the RAW file to bring out the subtleties of all the hues recorded. There is however a fir bit of cloning to remove three cranes from the skyline as the image was intended as a marketing image for the company. I have uploaded the image with cranes as a modification image if you are interested to see. The site is at a much more complete stage now and I hope to be heading out to Manchester to photograph it again soon.

Exposure 30 seconds @ F11 - ISO 100 & 40mm focal Length

Tags: Sunset Manchester Water Reflections Architecture Digitally manipulated Media city

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18 Jan 2011 12:25PM
Wonderful image - well done !


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tull 13 181 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2011 12:45PM
Beautiful image.

18 Jan 2011 1:16PM
stunning capture V1 for me, great colours, love the reflections.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
18 Jan 2011 1:47PM
Silky smooth colors on this stunning image!

lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2011 3:21PM
A stunning image, def v1 minus the cranes... good bit of processing there!!

phil99 9 45 6 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2011 4:39PM
Super colours /tones and reflections .,Obviously ver 1....Phil
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
22 Feb 2012 12:38AM
Nice job of getting rid of the cranes.
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 11:34PM
Great image and processing.
dudler Plus
13 464 883 England
30 Oct 2013 4:57PM
A lovely shot - but neither version actually looks that sharp to me.

5D MkIIs are fine, and the standard zoom sold with them seems to work: I am bemused. Do you need a better tripod? (I'd suggest a Benbo...)

Or is it a result of the processing, in some way that I (as, still, basically a darkroom person) don't understand?
davetac Plus
7 30 2 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2014 7:25AM
Impressive image. I like V1 too. I didn't understand dudler's question " I am bemused. Do you need a better tripod?" Am I missing something?

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