The Modern Floor
Something more abstract today. I really like such type of images. You just see some nice pattern on the street, shop or place you are visiting and take a quick snapshot. At home you only need to enhance the contrasts.
This image is taken in a shop. By coincidence where they also sell tiles. These ones were black colored but highly reflective and filled with random bright dots. At the bottom you have the reflection of fluorescent tube lamps.
TECH-INFO: The first part was getting a good composition. After a few trials I ended up with this one. I shot in RAW to develop a 16-bit TIFF with DxO Optics Pro. I choose the white balance in such a way to emulate almost a black and white image but if you look good you'll still see some color, which I enjoy. Also the contrast got a slight boost.
In Photoshop I processed the TIFF file even more. Mainly to to separate the darker (close to black) and brighter (light gray and white) parts even more. Therefore I used various blending modes like screen and soft light. Also advanced blending options were very handy to do the job of selected parts. In case if you are interested, I'm reading currently the book called "Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop's Most Powerful Feature" of the author Matt Kloskowski. Personally I think it's very interesting if you love working with layers. Everything is nicely explained.
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