The Manchester Unity Building has so many wonderful features. I don’t know if I will ever feel like I am done with it. It is like stepping back in time. One of the things I don’t think I do enough is detail. I am trying to get better at doing it. This was an attempt, though, it really isn’t a detail.
The writing on the wall is wonderful. I wonder what the Grand Secretary is? I have a feeling the signage is there from when the building was first built. You don’t really see signs like that any more. The dark outline and the gold leaf inlaid into it. Do they still do gold leaf lettering. I learned signwriting when I was young, it was becoming a dying art then, but I did learn how to do this kind of lettering. By the time I left the business most of the work was being done with vinyl lettering. Shame really.
The image above is a 5 image HDR image processed in Photomatix Pro. I have put the original image there on the right. The original is not a HDR, and is the correctly exposed image.
In the work I have done many similar things that I usually do. I have added some blur, and tried to highlight some parts of the image. I think I am getting better at the blurring, and I like the effect, I just have to remember not to do it too heavily. I hope you are enjoying the images.
Just letting you know that I have put up more trips for next year. Please take a look and see what you think.
I am also planning on doing some online classes on photo editing. I am still planning what I am going to do, but I am thinking something like some one hour classes over 4 weeks. I can do some in Photoshop CS6, GIMP and maybe one in Photoshop Elements 11.
Another thing I am planning is doing a series of screencasts of the tutorials that I have previously done, though, if they work, I thought I might try selling them. If I am any good at doing them, then I am going to have buy software to do them, so I will need to find the money to pay for it. I am sorry about this, though, the charge would be minimal, I hope. It is my hope that you won’t mind and will continue to support the blog. I do appreciate all of you.