LightningPaul

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photoblog image Riding Tram in Financial Warsaw

Riding Tram in Financial Warsaw


Part of the financial center in Warsaw, Poland. It's fantastic to see all those new and modern buildings in the capital of Poland. Especially if you love such architecture like I do. But when the sun was setting, the clouds are still glowing and the city lights are bright then you have a really wonderful view.


TECH-INFO: I took a couple of shots. On many of them were interesting details. Two of them were my favorite. One of them had this waiting man and the lights of cars turning right and the other one the passing tram. I could not pick one so I decided to blend them together in Photoshop, but before doing that I have converted the shot RAW files into TIFF using DxO Optics Pro. The files were first aligned using the auto align layers function: very handy. Despites I used a tripod there was a very slight difference between them. By painting on the masks I used the tram of the second image. Contrast and colors are enhanced using the selective color tool and using layers in screen and soft light blending mode. Finally some vignetting is added.
I would like to mention that the second image, of which I borrowed the tram, had different exposure values: f/8, 1.6s and ISO400. I only noticed this afterwards.

Riding Tram in Financial Warsaw


Part of the financial center in Warsaw, Poland. It's fantastic to see all those new and modern buildings in the capital of Poland. Especially if you love such architecture like I do. But when the sun was setting, the clouds are still glowing and the city lights are bright then you have a really wonderful view.


TECH-INFO: I took a couple of shots. On many of them were interesting details. Two of them were my favorite. One of them had this waiting man and the lights of cars turning right and the other one the passing tram. I could not pick one so I decided to blend them together in Photoshop, but before doing that I have converted the shot RAW files into TIFF using DxO Optics Pro. The files were first aligned using the auto align layers function: very handy. Despites I used a tripod there was a very slight difference between them. By painting on the masks I used the tram of the second image. Contrast and colors are enhanced using the selective color tool and using layers in screen and soft light blending mode. Finally some vignetting is added.
I would like to mention that the second image, of which I borrowed the tram, had different exposure values: f/8, 1.6s and ISO400. I only noticed this afterwards.

comments (10)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 22 Jan 2010, 07:18
Love the PP Paul, very striking image, tram makes it for me
LightningPaul: Many thanks Zed. I also feel that the tram but also the man at the left make it.
Very good image.You are a master of HDR on this blog Paul. I like to read and learn from your tech info. Soon I'll be making HDR shots too.
awesome clearity!!
Great processing here, Paul - making a very interesting image!
  • theys
  • Belgium
  • 22 Jan 2010, 12:40
A beautiful photograph with beautiful brightness, bravo!
One doesn't think of Warsaw looking like this Paul, all very modern.
LightningPaul: Most of the second got destroyed during the Second World War, so afterwards they renovated a lot and built many new stuff. After the fall of communism the city is getting a new injection which is not finished yet.
Very cool. I need to try this. I like the colors and the blurred tram. nicely done.
Graet city scape shot!
  • crash
  • United States
  • 24 Jan 2010, 04:28
love this shot ... lots of energy
  • Dustin
  • United States
  • 27 Jan 2010, 03:34
Great shot. Love the distortion combined with the movement. The corner of the building really flows with it, too.

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camera NIKON D300
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 6s
aperture f/11.0
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 13.0mm
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