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Moving Forward Waterloo Underground

On Saturday 15th October I took a Photographic day trip to London. This is another shot taken on the London Underground.

 

This is at Waterloo Underground Station on the moving walkway transit between the Northern Line and the Jubilee Line.

 

I think that permits are required for professional photography but casual photographs are allowed but no tripods and no flash.

 

Before I give full details of this picture a brief digression with a bit of news. Last week I decided to try one of my earlier pictures taken in March this year on the Digital Photographer Magazine Online Galleries. The picture Lava Cave Reflection was awarded Photo of the Week by the Magazine when they judged last Monday. See www.dphotographer.co.uk/photos/potw The picture will appear on that page until next Monday 24 October 2011 and after that will be listed under the previous winners.

 

This latest picture was taken with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 Wide Angle Zoom at 10mm. Taken handheld at 1000 ISO and at 1/4 of a second. The image was opened in Camera Raw and 2 additional images were created at =2EV and -2Ev for a “false HDR”. The 3 raw images were opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs.

 

Photoshop

 

General adjustments in levels and curves to enhance with layer masks to exclude the highlight areas

 

Vibrance layer was increased by 50 points.

 

Hue Saturation adjustment layer yellows increased by 11 points to warm up the ceiling a little and blues reduced by 11 points to bring down the tone of the Advertisement Hoardings a little.

 

Most of the blur was from the motion of the walkway and the shutter speed but some extra blur was added to the top right to avoid distraction from the lettering. Used the motion blur filter on a duplicate background layer with a layer mask to apply it to the lettering area only .

 

Noiseware Pro

 

Unsharp Mask a little sharpening.

 

Duplicate layer with mask to apply extra sharpening using unsharp mask with low amount and high radius to most parts of the picture for extra contrast excluding highlight areas.

 

Brightness layer with mask to tone down some small highlight areas.

  

Resources

 

For Licensing and more pictures see Edwin Jones Photography

 

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Taken on October 15, 2011