Not having the internet working properly has been a little depressing. Other things have been happening as well and I am asking myself those questions of why do I do this. When I realised it was Friday and I would have to find an image to rework, I didn’t feel very inspired. I went though a lot of stuff, and came up with this one.
I think the last time I showed this was in the post I wrote about photographing architecture a week or so back. I suppose there isn’t a lot wrong with it, but as with most of the HDR images I did around this time I did tend to over saturate the colours. I wondered what it would be like if I redid the HDR processing and then did some more work in the image. The original post for this was from a field trip back in March, you can see the post here.
The HDR’s were all done with Photomatix Pro, so the same program for both, but the second time I tried to make it more realistic. Here let me show you.
You can’t really tell from this rework what the HDR did look like, but one of the things I wanted to do was put more emphasis on the isle of the church and the Altar at the end. I think the first one does that too, but I found the pews on the left side a little too distracting.
I have done quite a bit of layering with this one and I have highlighted certain parts and darkened others. I think you still get a sense of the Cathedral, but I hope you just go to the end of it.
I was unsure if this constituted a real rework, so I have done another one for you today. It is also from the Cathedral, but from a different time. I first posted it in a post called Worshiping Places back in February.
This was an interesting image, I always thought. The man repairing the floor in St Paul’s Cathedral. I thought it was great, but when I did the HDR image, I wasn’t too sure about the colours. It has that greyness about it that many images have when people start doing HDR images. It has a surreal quality. The man’s hand is also sort of ghost like because I didn’t know how to stop the ghosting in Photoshop.
The second time around, I’ve processed it in Photomatix Pro and the ghosting hand is gone, here take a look.
To me this is more realistic and his hand looks so much better. There is more of a solidness to it. I hope you agree. That is pretty much all I did to it, just redid the HDR process and changed the curves a little.
So two for one, both reworks done differently. I do love reworking these images. I wonder if I will ever do them again.
I am really hoping to get out this weekend and get some images done, I have a couple of places I really want to visit, so will have to see how I go. Hope you have a great weekend as well.