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Sydney Opera House | by Lenny K Photography
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Sydney Opera House

Hey team how are we all doing?


It be throwback Thursday today and I've finally finished processing a photo taken 2 weeks ago from my trip to Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

Renown for its unique architecture this crazy critter being the Sydney Opera House continues to fascinate and inspire architects all around the world, or so I'm led to believe. This photo was shot from the Milson's Point side with a 70-300mm telephoto lens on a dodgy tripod.


The processing was done like this; firstly the photo was taken into Lightroom where the massively blinding highlights and whites were dulled down. The shadows were raised up a tad too as some parts of the photo were too dark. Then I played around with the colours using the HSL panel until I got the feel that I liked. I aimed to contrast the bluish sky with the orangey/yellow lights inside the building. I cropped the image and fixed up the horizon to make it straight. I then brought the photo into Photoshop and did some noise reduction using Imagenomic's Noiseware Professional software. Finally I cleaned off the image by using a combination of the clone stamp tool, spot healing brush and the brush tool. The most challenging part of this process was to get the image right in camera with the nasty gale forced winds of that night.


Hope you enjoy this one, and as always feel free to use this image in your videos, your website, you blog, print it out, remix it or do whatever you wish with it as per the CC licence.


All the best my people, don't stop shooting.



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Taken on October 17, 2016