Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Tram Sheds Revisited

Composite of four images: Two trams in the sheds, Uta in the tram cabin, Fabian in the front and Christa sitting on the left-hand side by Mike Clements. Mike processed the main tram shed shot using the freaky detail technique (as described in a previous post). Each of the other three sections were run through the same detail enhancer twice. Viveza was used to highlight the trams and to darken the background details. Dark shady areas were selected and adjusted using Curves to reveal more detail. Each of the two layered people (outside the tram) were duplicated. Each duplicated layer was then adjusted with a Darken Blend Mode; twice, to bring the figure layers in line with the background layer. Each figure was then Dodged and Burned for further group authenticity.
'Uta' by Robin Nichols. Canon EOS 5D MkII, EF24-70mm, 580 EXII speedlight off-camera, with 1/8 inch honeycomb grid (to restrict the spread of light around the model's head). Image was post-processed using Portrait Professional and converted to monochrome in Photoshop.
Uta photographed in the tram sheds by Mike Clements. HDR
Fabian photographed in the tram sheds. BW HDR by Mike Clements.
Fabian and Christa, tram shed HDR by Mike Clements.
Uta in one of the few remaining trams. (Canon EF24-70mm, 1/6s @ f6.3, speedlight with 1/8 inch honeycomb set at 1/4 power upper left hand side of frame). Single shot HDR, post-processed using Photomatix Pro and Silver Efex. Pic by Robin Nichols
Another shot of Uta. (This time I was using the handy EF85mm f1.8 (shot at f2.8) to isolate the subject from the background as much as possible. Natural light with speedlight (fitted with a 1/4 inch honeycomb grid) fired through the window to the model's right. Single shot post-processed using Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex. Pic by Robin Nichols
Another shot of Uta. (Canon EF85mm f1.8) to isolate the subject from the background as much as possible. Natural light with speedlight (fitted with a 1/4 inch honeycomb grid) fired through the window to the model's right. Single shot post-processed using Photoshop. To make the skin tones glow a bit I converted the original colour image into black and white using the Channel Mixer, then added a deeper black and white effect using Nik Silver Efex. Pic by Robin Nichols
Great wall art captured by Dianne Clements
More great wall art by Dianne
Barely graffiti - more like an example of gallery art? Another beautifully finished pic from Dianne Clements
Click on the image. This study of reflections by Janice Gursanscky looks even better BIG!
Classic looking portrait of Uta from Janice - very moody lighting - I liked this set up because it has such a strong 'sixties' feel to it. Good job Janice

Very graphic graffiti from Janice Gursanscky
FIVE more from Graham Robinson using his new Pentax K5. Ooooh!
Christina by Graham - again the K5
Great graffiti by Graham
Uta, shot by Graham with the K5 set to ISO 51,200.
No, that's not a typo. Not bad -= the grain in the resulting image is gritty but appears more like regular T-MAX 3200 pushed a couple of stops. There's almost no colour noise in the colour version...


Last one is interesting as this is an in-camera HDR shot, again done with the Pentax K5. More on this cool new feature in later posts...

1 comment:

  1. WOW, great pics, and very impressive post-prod! You certainly know your software! I'll be visiting your site often!

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