duane

07 Apr 2006 1,323 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Roman Gate

Roman Gate

The West Gate Towers in Canterbury guarding the approach to and from London. It's across the Wetherspoons pub, where Hiromi and I go to have lunch every time we are in Canterbury. On our last trip, we had 2 steaks, 1 gin & tonic, an ice cream and a coffee for about £15. You just don't get such value in central London.

Today I'm not going to reveal what I did to this photo. Instead, I'm going to ask you what you think I did do it. Did I touch up this shot with:

1. any HDR?
2. apply "digital velvia"?
3. level and curves adjustment?

Roman Gate

The West Gate Towers in Canterbury guarding the approach to and from London. It's across the Wetherspoons pub, where Hiromi and I go to have lunch every time we are in Canterbury. On our last trip, we had 2 steaks, 1 gin & tonic, an ice cream and a coffee for about £15. You just don't get such value in central London.

Today I'm not going to reveal what I did to this photo. Instead, I'm going to ask you what you think I did do it. Did I touch up this shot with:

1. any HDR?
2. apply "digital velvia"?
3. level and curves adjustment?

comments (12)

Whatever it is, it's a great shot!
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Apr 2006, 03:44
Erm... is it.. er.. what's digital velvia? I'm going with HDR.. cause its not sharp enough ;-)
  • Denosha
  • Singapore
  • 7 Apr 2006, 07:11
You have lured me out of my cave... for the time being...

I love the textures of the stone walls. The bit sticking out at the bottom corner is abit distracting tho. Kinda spoils the cleaness and simplicity of the scene. Still a great shot tho.

Anyway, lemme guess:
1. Yes, slight amount to bring out the shadows, especially in the central area
2. No? The green moss on the walls still look rather untouched
3. Doesn't digital velvia adjust the level and curves? At least mine does. =^p

Btw, who sez you can't get clear blue skies in Britain? hee hee
Looks like a 1A G & T filter creating a great shot.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
  • 7 Apr 2006, 08:01
Spot-on exposure, simple composition. Fine image.

No idea what you did to it, and there you have it. That's the point of any processing, in my view. Well done.
  • Sinem
  • MK, UK
  • 7 Apr 2006, 10:16
No idea what you did to it, but it looks great!
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Apr 2006, 11:24
I like the anlge and the blue sky a lot.

Have a great weekend!
  • Micki
  • 7 Apr 2006, 12:10
I pp ignorant, but I'll say this. It looks very natural, so whatever you did, you did (or didn't do) well.
  • Shuva
  • India
  • 7 Apr 2006, 13:04
What a nice day it was!
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 7 Apr 2006, 15:05
It is a rather plain shot, and while that isn't a bad thing, that means you have to really make sure there aren't any substantial distractions, such as that part of building sticking out in the bottom right hand side. Lovely textures though. As for my guesses, I'd say yes, there is some HDR involved to bring out the shadows, and either no or very little digital velvia applied, judging by the saturation of the blues and greens.
  • Dia
  • Greece
  • 7 Apr 2006, 15:05
It looks wonderful and very natural!
Although Im not the one to tell (unexperienced totally), maybe you did all except of "digital vevia"? smile
Nice shot, lovely sky.

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon EOS 10D
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/200s
aperture f/8.0
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 17.0mm
Roppongi Hills SpiderRoppongi Hills S...
Gothic spiresGothic spires
Canterbury ArchesCanterbury Arches

Warning