I already planed to share the winners of my contest with you, but due to the very busy schedule of the jury members, they haven’t agreed on the winner yet. The voting winners are already decided, but I will publish them all at once as soon as I can.
Please excuse this little delay.
So for today, let’s look at another city, and some of my favorite photos from there.
I finally got to watch the new Thor movie, and as it’s full of London shots, I was motivated to go through my London photos, to see if I can find a photo that was edit worthy. Not much there anymore, as I was there only two days. But somehow I always choose something :)
This is a HDR created in Oloneo from 5 exposures and finished in Photoshop.
I posted this video quite some time ago, and then later added it also to the HDR tutorial, but I think it can be useful to some of you. In this video I show different ways you can get more than three exposures from your camera. I go through auto-bracketing, manual adjustments, magic lantern, the promote and more.
Traveling at the speed of light
For today I looked back at the beginning of 2013 and chosen a photo from London. This one was taken very early in the morning at the Westminster bridge. My plan was to get the bluered bus on a half of the photo, just on the right. But as it’s really hard to time a shot like this, especially if you do multiple exposures, I ended up with this.
This is manual blend from two exposure, but maybe 95% is just from one. I left the red of the bus quite saturated, as it creates a nice contrast with the darkens of the background.
Only 3 hours left to the Oloneo Photoengine giveaway, so if you haven’t done so yet, you still can join in. The winner will be chosen at midnight today. You can join on the contest page.
How to remove lens flares
There is a new guide on the blog, this time dealing with lens flares. So if you want to know how I deal with them and how I remove them, head over to the guide page.
Westminster bridge in the morning
Sometimes I can feel so stupid. I finished editing this photo and by accident I clicked the close button and dismissed the save dialog without realizing what it was. So I dismissed all my work, and had to start from scratch. Good that I remembered at least partially what edits I did, so the repeating process was much faster :)
This is a very early morning view of the Westminster bridge in London. During my stay there earlier this year, my hotel was very close to it, so it was the ideal place to go to take some sunrise photos. But with the ugly weather, the sunrise photos were nothing to be proud off, so at least the blue hour shots were not bad. This is a HDR created in Oloneo Photoengine and the manually blended with the original exposures.