Thursday, 31 May 2012

Helsinki V

0275 - Finland, Helsinki, Uspenski Cathedral HDR

Detailing on the ceiling of Uspenski Cathedral in Helsinki, Finland. This took me too long to process, there were some washed out areas due to sun coming in through the windows. I tried to use the power of HDR to eliminate it, but it wasn't sufficient. So after a couple of hours in Photoshop with the clone stamp tool (along with some others) I managed to get my wanted look.

A single shot HDR processed in Photomatix, heavily touched up in Photoshop CS4 and finally adjusted in Adobe Lightroom. Here's a previously uploaded photo of the same cathedral.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Edinburgh III

0274 - Scotland, Edinburgh HDR

Gloomy gloomy Edinburgh. The sun setting over the capital of Scotland. A three exposure HDR image processed using Photomatix and Adobe Lightroom.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

London XIX

0273 - England, London HDR

Gloomy gloomy London. The processing may have made this seem a little bit more overcast than it actually was. I had a 40 minute wait at London Bridge train station a while back, so I took the opportunity to pop out and grab this shot (and a couple of others I may upload at some point). A three exposure HDR processed with Photomatix and Lightroom.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Nottingham XXXV

0272 - England, Nottingham, Jubilee Campus Night HDR

Some time back I uploaded my first dedicated night shot, tripod and all, taken on Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham ( Here's my next favourite from that evening, finally processed to my liking. This was three long exposures taken in RAW, merged using Photomatix and touched up with Lightroom. One thing I've noticed is the amount of time it takes the 500D to write to disk long exposures in RAW, but at least I had the tripod and I could just walk around shuffling my feet as I waited.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Jersey City II

0271 - USA, New Jersey, Downtown Jersey City HDR

The sun slowly setting over Downtown Jersey City. Processing may be a little bit too much on this one, hence the halos on the buildings. Three exposure HDR image processed with Photomatix and adjusted in Lightroom.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Pressigny I

0270 - France, Pressigny HDR

On our convoluted drive from Karlsruhe to London (as part of a larger trip) we stopped off in the small village of Pressigny, France. The B&B we stayed at (Maison Massin-Perrette) was traditional and quaint with wonderful hosts. This is the view of the lake next to where we stayed. A three exposure HDR image, processed with Photomatix and touched up in Lightroom.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Bath III

0269 - England, Bath HDR

Three exposure HDR image of Bath Abbey.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Nottingham XXXIV

0268 - England, Nottingham, Jubilee Campus HDR

Three exposure HDR image of one of the buildings on Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham.