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    Chicago by night...

    Hi everybody,

    Unfortuately I missed the start of porject 52. However, hope to have some more time for shooting in future. At a business trip I took the chance for making some pictures in Chicago. I was the light which motivated me to make thge picture - hope I got it well

    Nearly no post-prcessing (noise reduction and sharpening).
    C&C always welcome.

    Cheers,

    Marcus


    EXIF: D90, 16-85mm @ 26mm, ISO 800, 1/40s, f/5.6

    Chicago by night...

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    Re: Chicago by night...

    I love that building in Chicago (Sears tower?). In my edit, I isolated the buildings from the sky and tower and worked in CS5 to remove most of the yellow-orange from the tungsten lighting. Inverting that layer, I boosted the clarity in the sky and building to give a bit more contrast to the image.

    Chicago by night...

    I will give you a full edit breakdown if you are using ACR and CS5.
    Last edited by JohnnyG; 8th April 2012 at 05:21 PM.

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    Re: Chicago by night...

    Reminds me of the French Connection.

    Nice shot.

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    Re: Chicago by night...

    Hi Jonny,

    thanks for post-processing - like it very much! Did you reduce the yellow-orange light using selective color correction?

    The bulding in the picture not the Sears Tower. The Sears Tower is black and by feet approximately 30min away from that one.

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    Re: Chicago by night...

    Partially. Mostly used the selected areas and did a color cast removal by copying the later mask and using "Blur" at Average, inverting and using a soft light blend, adjusting opacity as needed. I also used the vibrance slider with a bit of a nudge to the left.

    I generally get better results of adjusting selective colors using the channels adjusters in either HSB or just in channels itself.

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