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New Places

A friend and her daughter, who is a friend of my daughter, and us went out today for Yum Cha in the city.  We love Yum Cha and she had purchased some vouchers for a place we had never been to before.   It was called Dynasty and is just off Bourke Street in the city.  Check out this place. This is what we first saw when we walked in.  It was so amazing to see a Chinese Restaurant with a reception area.  We did wonder what we had walked into.  The level of detail was so nice. This is the hallway from the main restaurant back to the reception area.  I just loved how much detail was in it.  I don’t normally do the whole tourist thing, but I had to take some photos and show you.  They didn’t have any problems with me doing so. The Yum Cha was amazing.  It was great food.  The variety wasn’t as great as what we normally get from the place we usually go to, but it …

Towering Over

Towering Above

This is meant to be a post about the school, and I hope you don’t mind, but I had to do one from the Manchester Unity Building.  I’ve looked at some of the others I have done, but I wanted to see what I could do with one of the images from the tower. This is the image after I was finished with it.  I like the darkness.  I hope this is something like what he wanted.  It is dark, and perhaps has more a gothic feel to it. This image started off being a four image HDR processed in Photomatix Pro.  I did originally process it with HDR Efex, but the sky came out really weird.  Though having said that, I ended up putting in a completely different one.  It was overcast when this image was taken and raining, so the sky became very white, as it does in conditions like that.  I will put the original HDR for you to see.    Hopefully you have seen that by now. As I was travelling into the …

Jetty's at Barwon Heads - Black and White

Colour, Black and White or Both

This last week has been interesting, since downloading the trial version of Silver Efex Pro 2 from Nik Software, well I am finding myself addicted to it.  I love the effects you get with the images.  I know that the image on my rework Friday is going to be done using it, you knew that didn’t you? Remember a couple of weeks ago I got up really early to go to Point Lonsdale, really early.  Then I went over to Barwon Heads.  I took the above image then.  I haven’t shown it before, as I didn’t think it was that interesting.  It is nice, but not really great.  I had already processed it as a HDR in Photomatix Pro, as I have with all the images today. Then I started to wonder how it would look if I processed it in Silver Efex. I don’t know about you, but to me, this is a fantastic image, well it is a massive improvement on the colour version.  What do you think? Then I thought I would do …