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By wipka84
Not sure the crop or the processing is right, any suggestions?

8 sec, iso 100, f8.0, 18 mm

Tags: Architecture Black and white

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magnus 15 661 5 United Arab Emirates
22 Apr 2010 11:24AM
Looks good to me! If anything, the shadows are fraction too dark but that is a minor critique!

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cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
22 Apr 2010 12:33PM
like the original but agree with `magnus'...have tried a slightly different approach....hope you like it Smile
wipka84 12 43 England
22 Apr 2010 4:09PM
Thanks, like the different mod but as you say it changes the photo and i like that for different reasons.
22 Apr 2010 5:25PM
can you explain the processing which you have taken so that i can help you? apparently i can say the contrast level is very high resulting the highlighted part is very bright and the shadow part is very dark, you need to balance it carefully...
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1286 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2010 8:18PM
Contrast range has beaten you a bit. You say it was shot in RAW so you really should have dealt with the tonal range in the RAW conversion. You may have been going for this very start black and white effect to suite the subject, but I think you have overdone it a bit.

CathR 12 151 564 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2010 2:11PM
Hight contrast shots can be very dramatic Daniel and create lots of atmosphere. But they are very difficult to nail. As others have all aready commented teh shadows here look very blocked out with no detail.

I have uploaded a mod for you where I have tried to lighten the shadows using the lighten shadows tool and applied it selectively to the image. I don't know whether I have succeeded in keeping the atmosphere of your shot.

I was wondering whether HDR processing might give you a better result, given the very wide tonal range. It is ideal for this type of pic where you do not have any moving parts. You can have a go with Photomatix for free as long as you don't mind having "Photomatix" across the image (which can always be cloned out).

Best wishes


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