Practice Post #2

January 25, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The second post in my series of post-processing improvement efforts. This photo was taken in Oslo in the summer of 2013. The photo was taken in early evening, just as the last warm light from the sunset fades and the lighted signs begin to stand out. I liked the detail and contrast in the Olav Thon Gruppen building that dominates the photos, as well as the view down the pedestrian street at the lower right third.

I cropped the photo to bring the focus back on the building and remove some of the dead space in the lower right of the original. I also lightly fixed the verticals on the building, removing some of the "keystoning" effect that you get when shooting a building from ground level. Finally, I brightened the image and tweaked the coloration to bring out the detail in the building and give it a bit more "pop."

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