The image I have chosen today is one that I have never been happy with. I thought it may have been because the light was crap, or because it was a horrible overcast bright day. Here is the image.
This image was taken on my birthday, we went into the city for lunch and had yum cha with some friends. While we were wandering around I took lots of photos. The original post is here.
I hated how grey it was, and there seemed to be a plasticness about it It was a HDR image, though it was processed in Photoshop CS5, it was before I had Photomatix Pro. I really like the structure of the bridge, but it just seems a very bland image. So I had another go at it.
It is like a completely different image. I redid the HDR process, with Photomatix Pro this time, and then I did a lot of work on the light in the image. I did enhance the details a little for the bridge in Topaz Adjust 5. Seriously though, all I did was play with the curves on different parts. I did add some photo filters to the wood work on the bridge. That was about it I believe.
My daughter prefers the first HDR image, and I prefer the second. I expect there will be lots of different opinions and I look forward to hearing what you all think. I really like the surreal aspect of the second and also think it is more natural.
I am off to the market at St Andrew tomorrow morning. My daughter has been wanting to go for some time. I am trying to decide if it will be worthwhile taking my camera, I guess it can’t hurt.