The other day when I went into Southern Cross Train Station to take photos I knew that I would play around a lot more with some of the images. The images I showed you were just single images with a bit of quick editing done through Camera Raw. There was so much contrast in the images that it was hard to show the station to its best potential.
After watching how Trey Ratcliff does his HDR images on KelbyOne I decided that I would have to apply some of what he does to his images and see what I could come up with.
I did start by doing a HDR, but it isn’t all the HDR image, and have done many other things to it as well. It is my first attempt at doing something like this, and I’m not disappointed. I think if you go back to the original image that I showed you on Sunday, I think I have improved it. The question is have I done that much to it?
One of the biggest obstacles I had was that because I really didn’t want to use my tripod too much there, I had to hand hold. It is quite a dark space, which then meant I had to turn up the ISO, so in the dark areas there is noise. So it meant that I couldn’t do much with those. I think I need to suck it up and just use the tripod. Or go somewhere like that and take photos like scouting a place, then plan on going back to get shots that you think will really work, use the tripod to get the possible exposure.
The other problem I had on Sunday was that we did leave the station and went out and took some photos, but I completely forgot about my ISO. Now those images are going to be grainy as well. I need to get myself a little checklist. I am always forgetting things like that.