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    Hi all,

    This was taken during my recent trip to London. I expose the sky nicely as I love the sky, but in the end the Big Ben became underexposed and lightening it doesn't look good in colour. Thus, I converted it to BW. Does this PP works for you?

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    Upon all the ideas and critics, I have re-done the PP, please comment again if it is better or not:



    Thanks!!
    Last edited by lastboltnut; 26th September 2007 at 09:47 PM.

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    Looks a bit oversharpened to me.

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    O, I cannot remember if I did any sharpening, I will check,....but may be its the size compression....

    Is the BW works?

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
    Looks a bit oversharpened to me.

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    looks nice but abit "fake" to me... Maybe it's abit too sharpened

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    btw, what's the white line on the top left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
    btw, what's the white line on the top left?
    Fumes from a passing plane. London is full of these lines.

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    not bad...maybe can do a little blur on some areas like on the whites ..to give a feeling of washouts. Dont know. Somehow i like whites/blurs combination with levelling up a bit.

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    Ok, thanks for the feedback....I will see how I can treat it again. Still haven't check if I did any sharpenin though....

    Quote Originally Posted by junkai21 View Post
    looks nice but abit "fake" to me... Maybe it's abit too sharpened

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    Hi, as StevO has explained and its called contrail.

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
    btw, what's the white line on the top left?
    Thanks StevO for the explanation.

    Quote Originally Posted by StevO View Post
    Fumes from a passing plane. London is full of these lines.

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    I will try you suggestion.

    Thanks dinxcarin.

    Quote Originally Posted by dinxcarin View Post
    not bad...maybe can do a little blur on some areas like on the whites ..to give a feeling of washouts. Dont know. Somehow i like whites/blurs combination with levelling up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevO View Post
    Fumes from a passing plane. London is full of these lines.
    there's a name la, contrails

    lastboltnut , you did hdr from raw or something?
    looks overly graphic looking to me, that's the trouble
    also the big ben has haloing all over it, which contributes to unnatural effect, since it is "glowing"

    cannot do anything already, tried playing with it in photoshop but to no avail

    can provide the original file for me to play?

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    The London cabs makes the scene looks 50's / 60's. I thought it looks like ink art to me - looks good.
    (BTW contrails - is a shortened form of condensation trails)

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    it looks old & a lil gohtic.
    i like it.
    it'd be even better if it looks a lil washed out.
    maybe even darker sky might give off this really moody, stormy feeling.
    it's still good as it is now.
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    Hey Bro, not HDR, just a single shot which I expose the sky nicely then the building is under and doesn't look nice in colour, so I converted it to BW. I did it in layer and my merging is not so good, thus the glow of the Big Ben. I will try it again.

    Other than the glow, any other suggestion for improvement?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    there's a name la, contrails

    lastboltnut , you did hdr from raw or something?
    looks overly graphic looking to me, that's the trouble
    also the big ben has haloing all over it, which contributes to unnatural effect, since it is "glowing"

    cannot do anything already, tried playing with it in photoshop but to no avail

    can provide the original file for me to play?
    Last edited by lastboltnut; 25th September 2007 at 02:03 PM.

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    Thanks kermitfm for the compliments and the explanation on the contrails.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kermitfm View Post
    The London cabs makes the scene looks 50's / 60's. I thought it looks like ink art to me - looks good.
    (BTW contrails - is a shortened form of condensation trails)

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    O, you like it moody....good suggestion for PP practise. Will try at my free time! Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by oranje17 View Post
    it looks old & a lil gohtic.
    i like it.
    it'd be even better if it looks a lil washed out.
    maybe even darker sky might give off this really moody, stormy feeling.
    it's still good as it is now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    Hey Bro, not HDR, just a single shot which I expose the sky nicely then the building is under and doesn't look nice in colour, so I converted it to BW. I did it in layer and my merging is not so good, thus the glow of the Big Ben. I will try it again.

    Other than the glow, any other suggestion for improvement?
    eh, not really, i quite like this picture other than the fact that it does not really look like a photograph

    would be great as ink art, as someone has mentioned though

    if i were to do it, i have a wide angle fetish, like space, so i would probably take a few steps back, or zoom out, not sure what lens you have or whether you can capture such positioning so well..

    but seen very well, nonetheless, not sure what original looks like but if the building is not too under i suppose hdr done properly from raw might be able to get quite good result; but not very sure until i see the picture proper

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    Add some noise to it to get the grainy and aged feel will be nice
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    As its a business trip, I only travel with the 18-200 VR, 1 lens for all with a tripod.

    The building is really under, so no point getting the colour, it will be super noisy.

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    eh, not really, i quite like this picture other than the fact that it does not really look like a photograph

    would be great as ink art, as someone has mentioned though

    if i were to do it, i have a wide angle fetish, like space, so i would probably take a few steps back, or zoom out, not sure what lens you have or whether you can capture such positioning so well..

    but seen very well, nonetheless, not sure what original looks like but if the building is not too under i suppose hdr done properly from raw might be able to get quite good result; but not very sure until i see the picture proper

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    Wow! Thanks for the treatment idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by airfins View Post
    Add some noise to it to get the grainy and aged feel will be nice

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