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Mark Wycherley
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Salisbury Cathedral as before. I did shoot the first one as a 180deg over the top also.
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Christ Church, Spitalfields
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Central Hall, Natural History Museum, London, UK. 3-shot HDR tone-map. Processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 with -2EV and 0EV blends in PS CS5 for the bright stained-glass windows and minor other details. Sharpened in Nik. Final adjustments and export in LR4.3.
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Right down the middle.  Evenly balanced.  Superb.
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Photo Manipulation  - 
 
3 in-camera exposures, layered in CS5.
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It is 3 shots from the camera combined:
1. with the light-bulb lit through a dimmer at a very low-level and connected by thin wires (one is soldered to the anode, the other is touching the screw-thread at the back). The lighting is coming from a diffused constant LED modelling light above - hence why the shot overall is black not light, and how the filament can be on but not be overexposed in the image. The bulb is resting on a black glass table surface to get the reflection which is all natural. The whole set-up is also boxed in by black card just to stop reflections of the camera and of the room on the light-bulb glass.
2. then a flash-shot without moving the light-bulb to get nice exposure of the screw thread and its reflection.
3. then another off light-bulb flashed in exactly the same position with no wires just to get the end anode and it's reflection without the wire I’d soldered on.

All 3 RAW images are developed in LR4 and then layered up in Photoshop CS5 and masked and aligned to give in turn 1) glass envelope and relection, 2) the screw thread and reflection, and 3) the anode and reflection. The whole masked to a total black background to conceal the wires. Then some clone tidying up of incandescent vaporised filament micro-spots you get in any lightbulb. Some Nik output sharpening selectively layered in to structure the glass filement holder part.

Took me many many shots of playing around both in the set-up and in PP to get to what you see…. 
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3 shot HDR for the main sky and mountains, blended with 2mins exposure for the lake surface, and another blend of single exposure at same location same time for sunset cloud line. Pier an overlay from the 0EV, lifted in CEP4 detail extractor.
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The water in this turned out amazing.
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Single RAW, virtual brackets in LR, into Photomatix for tone-map, then CS5 and LR for finish.
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Salisbury Cathedral, UK again. Same basic processing as the image below.
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Nice Photo
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Salisbury Cathedral, UK. That's a water font in the foreground.

ISO800, 16mm at f/4 on FF. Manual everything. Multiple handheld -2EV, 0EV, +2EV bracket triplets into Photomatix to .exr 32-bit => stitched in CS6 Photomerge => multiple passes of 32-bit through Photomatix for various flavours of tonemap. Selective layer blend those tonemaps in CS6, with another stamped layer through Nik Color Efex Detail Extractor mainly to structure-up the font reflections. Cloning and comping here there and everywhere to eradicate other visitors, notice boards, barriers, extend canvas, etc.. Various local adjustment layers to selectively fiddle with the saturation, lighting, and contrast. Once all that was done, back into Lightroom for yet more global toning, colour-temp, and crop. 
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Wonderful Composition
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London.

3 exposure -2EV, 0EV, +2EV bracket. HDR Efex Pro, and then luminosity-mask blended back with HDR Color Efex Detail Extractor of 0EV in selective areas. Tidy up cloning of construction cranes, etc., [Posted to G+ before, but not to this community]
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great image, Mark
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Erawan Museum, Bangkok.

3 handheld RAW exposures, -2EV, 0EV, +2EV. LR for develop, and tone-map in Nik HDR Efex Pro, post-process with local adjustment layers in CS5, LR4 for final export.
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Single RAW, in LR for -2EV (0EV), +2EV virtual brackets, across to Photomatix for HDR tone-map, then to Photoshop for some local brightness and contrast adjusts and Nik output sharpening, and then back to LR for final crop. Location is The Grot (Rydal Beck) at Rydal Hall, UK.
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Yes, I had some help in that some of the water was already frozen, but HDR (meaning tone-map) is a great way to get structural detail into ice or glass shapes. If moving water is also involved then single shot RAW and virtual brackets and then tone-map is a great way to go. Nik's Color Efex Detail Extractor filter also works well to get structure in similar way. I use various combinations though layering in Photoshop.
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From St Katharine's Wharf, London. Exposure blend.
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Electronics Engineer, Project Management, Product Marketing, Software Programming
Employment
  • Self-employed
    Consultant, Sabbatical/self-learning, Photography, 2010 - present
  • Nokia
    R&D, Product Marketing, 1987 - 2009
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Camberley, UK
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Tokyo
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Dabbling in this and that photographic and web. Enjoying learning again.
Introduction
From UK, grew up in Ormskirk, Lancs. Uni in Manchester, worked for Nokia in UK and Japan for 22 years (lived in Tokyo for 9 years 2001-2009). Now back living Camberley, UK, and trying to be more creative in photography and such.
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Love all things Asia!
Education
  • UMIST
    1982 - 1985
  • Ormskirk Grammar School
    1975 - 1982
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