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This week has been an interesting week, as I have been struck by the dreaded first term lurgy. Due to this I didn’t have time to sit and make all the screenshots of my editing steps, this week I will only be able to write an overview of my steps.
This weeks picture is from the inside of Malbork Castle in the main meeting hall for the Teutonic Knights. The center seat is for the Grand Master and the other seats right and left, which actually curve around the, room are for the knights who have a responsibility ruling the Order of the knights. Some of these responsibilities are for the treasury, defense, agriculture, very similar to our present governments.
I took the image into Lightroom to transform it.
The first step I took was to convert the image to black and white. I did this using a Black and white preset with a bit of contrast.
The top part of the image was quite bright after the black and white conversion, I used a gradient adjustment to bring it back and reveal some details on the wall.
I wanted some nice contrast/texture in the wooden seats and used the adjustment brush with increased clarity.
The final tweaks were to straighten the image and applied lens correction. I also added sharpening and noise reduction.
I quite like the symmetry in the image and the textures in the wood. I also like the contrast between the seats and the wall behind making them jump out at you. Overall I think it is quite a good shot and edit.
Week 60 Entries For The After Before Friday Forum
Benjamin Rowe Aperture64
“There is beauty in this world, sometimes we discover it by looking through the lens and sometimes we can make it blossom by rolling up our sleeves and clean a little corner of this planet.”
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