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photoblog image Cutting edge.

Cutting edge.

Had to keep smacking my hands as all I wanted to do was keystone this and tug it all over the place. Did this one before ,think it was feb but with theold 20-40, now having a twirl with the 12-24 at it so somewhat different result. Used a layer mask so I could work on the sky and building seperately. Straight gradienr map + curves for the sky and a channel mix +58/+62/-20 mix and a curve twiddle witha slap of history brush for the building, only a touch of sharpening for the building.

http://maxblack.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Its_not_all_that_bad./

Cutting edge.

Had to keep smacking my hands as all I wanted to do was keystone this and tug it all over the place. Did this one before ,think it was feb but with theold 20-40, now having a twirl with the 12-24 at it so somewhat different result. Used a layer mask so I could work on the sky and building seperately. Straight gradienr map + curves for the sky and a channel mix +58/+62/-20 mix and a curve twiddle witha slap of history brush for the building, only a touch of sharpening for the building.

http://maxblack.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Its_not_all_that_bad./

comments (12)

  • sk
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Oct 2007, 08:18
love the wide angle and porocessing
David Johnson: Cheers mate!
What a difference a lens makes! Very dramatic. Glad I don't live in the corner room, must be hell laying the carpet!
David Johnson: Lets hope the builders fitted the wardrobes....maximising space you see..those builders..what scamps...
  • Lilith
  • carving stone
  • 1 Oct 2007, 12:07
Ouch, wouldnt want to bump into this corner on a dark night. Impressive.
David Johnson: You'd probably end up in the canal...not recommended...nice surveillance camera on the corner to catch all the action though!
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 1 Oct 2007, 14:19
Great compositions and tones as always, but I don't understand your reluctance to correct the perspective. I think it would improve the shot.
David Johnson: Just follow the link to the other one I did earlier, problem is i tend to do it all the time, its been spliced into my DNA.
I don't think I agree with Martin. For me this shot is unreal and the way everything leans in adds to the unreality.
David Johnson: I think you're right Bill, guided Martin to one I did earlier with all the bells and whistles sorted,
Such a viscious perspective. It sort of reminds me of that iconic image of a tall building in NY that was built on two diverging roads but I can't for the hell of it remember what it's called. richard
David Johnson: Cutting edge.........tumbleweed time again.....are you thinking of the 'Flat Iron'????? Don't think the designers had that in mind more a maximising revenue from odd shaped plot way of looking at it.
  • xavi
  • Spain
  • 1 Oct 2007, 19:03
great image and point of vision, great angle
David Johnson: Cheers Xavi, it was just begging to be given the wide angle treatment.
Very powerful shot - clever too
David Johnson: Thats the thrusty nature of New Manchester that is...
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Oct 2007, 19:27
Now then young man, looks nothing like Roarchdale to me. Looks like you could sail this down the ship canal though.

However, it's a gradley photo and no mistake. Always one for a touch of extra red channel if I do a conversion.
David Johnson: Rochdale from today...tuesday..my god it was grim...worth a trip back if the sun/warmth breaks out...
nice.
David Johnson: Why thank you Mary!
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • 1 Oct 2007, 22:13
Brilliant angle, Mr J - keep working the magic with the camera & the wide-angle lens. Maybe I need to get one of those myself but will need to convince the better-half first...... Wish me luck!
David Johnson: You 2 should get some interchangeable kit...you know it makes sense, but get yourself a stonky wide, go to UR Galaxy on ebay...superfast and they fiddle the import thing for you, oops spam bots may be watching, Thanks for the comment.
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Oct 2007, 23:56
Like the angle on this, and the processing works well. To my mind a boring building made interesting by the presentation. Like it.
David Johnson: Thanks Les.

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