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photoblog image HDR/Topaz Twiddles 2/5

HDR/Topaz Twiddles 2/5

WEYBOURNE STATION, NORFOLK

I showed you a picture postcard of Weybourne station towards the end of last year and this is another shot, without a train, but with my "supermodel" wife Maureen walking along the platform.  You have two slightly different versions to choose from.

The original of this was a bit “flat” so I made two copies at +2 and -2 exposure stops and then took those, together with the original, in to Dynamic-Photo HDR5 and produced a Tone-mapped version. I then took that in to Photoshop and after a few minor adjustments used Topaz Adjust 5.0 to complete the process and ended up with two slightly different images that are at least a bit more “lively” than the original.

HDR/Topaz Twiddles 2/5

WEYBOURNE STATION, NORFOLK

I showed you a picture postcard of Weybourne station towards the end of last year and this is another shot, without a train, but with my "supermodel" wife Maureen walking along the platform.  You have two slightly different versions to choose from.

The original of this was a bit “flat” so I made two copies at +2 and -2 exposure stops and then took those, together with the original, in to Dynamic-Photo HDR5 and produced a Tone-mapped version. I then took that in to Photoshop and after a few minor adjustments used Topaz Adjust 5.0 to complete the process and ended up with two slightly different images that are at least a bit more “lively” than the original.

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Jan 2013, 00:32
Spot the differences?

Umh...

#1...Different crop
Brian Walbey: Yes slightly different crop for reasons I won't bore you with Ray but both have been twiddles with slightly different results.
  • Richard Trim
  • Seasonal Suffolk sojourn ... a less grey day
  • 3 Jan 2013, 07:16
Model ... 0-2-0, blue and cream livery, self contained tender, No smoke stack. Self drive, no whistle, still in good working order.
Brian Walbey: I'll give you a fiver' Richard.
I prefer the first image for the colours and the cloud texture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Jan 2013, 08:30
Both are fine images Brian: the one on the right looks slightly more saturated
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, both are twiddles BTW.
A pair of fine twiddles Brian. The right hand one is close to over saturated
Brian Walbey: I can't argue with that Bill, but like a couple of your recent postings in other words smile
cool one today
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jan 2013, 09:36
The sky from the one on the right with the buildings of the one on the left. Layers an masks in PS should do the trick nicely.
Brian Walbey: I'm not very good at masks MIke but that is certainly worth a try.
Lovely result Brian. They good adorn the pages of a story book
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet.
These long winter evenings with all the rubbish TV of late are just made for playing like this. I like both but if I had to choose, then perhaps the clouds on the right look a bit stormier that the cotton wool puffs on the left.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila, Mike thinks the clouds on the right and the buildings on the left, I might try that if I can work out how to do it.
I am a bit confused. Is the one on the left untouched or twiddled as well? The one on the right has deeper colour as the main difference.
Brian Walbey: They are both twiddled Mary, and I agree about the deeper colours on the right being the better of the two.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Jan 2013, 10:35
I think the second looks more natural, Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl.
I'm guessing No 2 is the HDR edit from the more saturated look - the sky is definitely better off for it.
Brian Walbey: They are both twiddles Fred but the right hand one is the better of the two I think.
For comparison purposes, I would like to have seen original image, too, Brian.
Brian Walbey: The original is on the link Beverly if you would like to compare, click on "picture postcard"
I think I prefer the one on the left - of the screen that is.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
The left one the right one!they both look superb and the poppies on the left, The Famous Norfolk Poppy Line.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jan 2013, 17:17
Interesting to see the effects of the editing. I like the sky in the RH version but it has made the power lines more pronounced. I'm looking to see if I can spot Will hay anywhere.
Brian Walbey: I should have cloned the power lines out I suppose.
Well you can't accuse these of being flat, Brian.I think I prefer the one on the right,the clouds looking a bit too 'painterly' in the other.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank, I do agree with you about the clouds in each.
I much prefer the left one Brian. I find it more natural.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
Very nice Brian - I'd have a hard time deciding, they both are great for different reasons...
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth.
I like the richer, deeper tones on the right, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme.
Almost like a stereo image
Brian Walbey: Yes but a slightly different crop in each John.

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