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Citgo Sign :: Kenmore Square, Boston, MA | by md91180
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Citgo Sign :: Kenmore Square, Boston, MA


Citgo Sign, Kenmore Square Boston

This photograph of the Kenmore Square Citgo Sign was taken in with a Nikon D300 and a Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S VR DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens. The Citgo sign was erected in 1965 at the intersection of Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue in Kenmore Square, just outside - and viewable - from Fenway Park.


Shot Information

- Composed with a Nikon D300, handheld without the assistance of the Tripod

- Single exposure with a Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S VR DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens


Adobe Lightroom 1.4.1

- White balance adjustment

- Slight exposure tweaks, avoiding highlight clipping using recovery

- A bit of Clarity

- No sharpening

- Slight lens vignetting for darkened edges

- Exported for final processing in Adobe Photoshop CS3


Adobe Photoshop CS3 10.0

- All processing prepared in LAB color mode

- S-curve added to Lightness channel for contrast

- S-curve added to the A/B channel for color correction

- Slight high-pass filter, applied as Overlay (decreased opacity)

- Sharpening applied to the Lightness channel only (1.0 pixels, 69%, removing Lens Blur)

- Final adjustments to Lens Vignetting with Lens Correction filter


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Taken on November 12, 2008