This image was first done May on a trip to Montsalvat at an Artist Retreat in Eltham, not far from me. This is the Great Hall. This image isn’t bad, but I was never really happy with the greyness in the window. I do like the setting and thought I would use it today to redo.
The view out the window is certainly much better in this. I did reprocess the HDR in Photomatix Pro. I have gotten very used to how that software works and what I can do with it. I then did some processing with Topaz Adjust 5, really just added some detail, which has made the image more textural. Well, I think it has. This image was a lot more saturated so I desaturated it a bit. The image was darkened and the table and floor were lightened so your eye would be drawn to the window and outside.
There are aspects of both that I like. The first one shows more of the room, whereas the second one has more atmosphere. One is an architectural shot and the other more an art image.
I also had to attempt doing it in Silver Efex.
This is probably the best of the first two. There are lots of textures, but you also see the room.
As I said yesterday, I went into the city. I went in to photograph the Manchester Unity Building. It wasn’t great as the weather was horrible, which meant that I couldn’t really photograph the tower. I did get some images and I will play with them, but I will have to go back another time. We were thinking the morning would be better. I will start putting up some photos on Sunday.
A Touch of Christmas
So many of you are putting up images of Christmas and I thought I would do the same today. I didn’t really get many Christmas images, only one really. The weather was so bad, I just wanted to come home.
I remember my friend 1000 had a window from Tiffany’s and when I was walking near Tiffany’s in the city, I had to look at the window. I got my camera out and took a couple of photos, then it started raining again, so I had to get a move on.
A touch of Christmas in Melbourne. I hope you like it. We finally put up our tree today. It is big and it is the first time we have had the big tree up for years. I forgot about all the beautiful decorations we got the Christmas we spent in Denmark. It is lovely to see them out again. I will, of course, take photos of them for you.