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Palace of Westminster
Palace of Westminster

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: The other side of the Thames from the HoP, London
Date: Oct 30, 2008
Aperture: 11
ISO: multiple
Shutter: multiple
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2008

My shutter has opened and closed this month 40 times in total. In terms of "scenes" i have shot this month i would say it was probably about 5-6 unique scenes on my memory card. Reason - been way to busy to shoot stuff with moving to london, so last night i kinda went into a panich mode because i wanted to submit something for the free study as i am taking part in the FSM and didnt want my busy life to negate the cumulative efforts of the year in the FSM. So i decided to go for the easiest "eye candy" type shot london could provide me in my short time after work.

This is the result. Didnt get the exposure so you could read the time on the clock, but hopefully that wont matter too much. Love how the bridge came out, definitely worth a second visit to get it right. Also this wasnt with a tripod either - put the camera on the wall and used bits of paper to prop it up.

"Flat" conversion from RAW with white balancing for each of the exposures
Merge to HDR in photoshop
Tonemapped in Essential HDR using Detail Revealer
Export to Photoshop again
Selective Colour (to play with the colour balance)
Selective Desat to take out colour cast in top right
Duplicate layer
Multiple USM passes
Duplicate layer
Imagenomic Noiseware Professional pass (masked)
USM passes

Place: 80 out of 394
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/06/2008 09:31:25 PM
Nice!!!!!!! I was in London in September, a beautiful city, I'd love to go back. I really like the colours in this, especially the bridge.
11/05/2008 09:59:49 PM
I like the composition; don't care too much for the seemingly obvious HDR on the right side of the picture. . . .
11/04/2008 01:53:36 PM
Great capture and post processing.
11/01/2008 10:36:46 PM
What a stellar angle! Love the processing. 8
11/01/2008 10:04:16 PM
almost 3D processing here especially on the bridge
11/01/2008 09:37:36 AM
Beautiful and very unusual view of this famous landmark. Super processing.

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