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photoblog image One of the Financial Buildings in Warsaw

One of the Financial Buildings in Warsaw


In the center of Warsaw, Poland, many new modern buildings are raising now. They look great, especially just after sunset when the street lights are on and the sky is not too dark yet.


TECH-INFO: I took 5 RAW images using a tripod. I developed 6 TIFF files from them (the brightest RAW file is developed twice, one with an extra exposure stop) to merge into a HDR file. After tone-mapping I enhanced colors in Photoshop with the selective color tool. All possible colors available in the tool are (slightly) altered. Mostly brightened or darkened or re-saturated. This way I made the clouds brighter and the contrasts of the building higher. The image is a little bit cropped. Of the rectangular ceiling outside the building (visible at the center bottom of the image) two lamps were not working. I fixed that in Photoshop by copying two neighbor lamps into a new layer and moving the over the broken ones. Can you guess which lights?

One of the Financial Buildings in Warsaw


In the center of Warsaw, Poland, many new modern buildings are raising now. They look great, especially just after sunset when the street lights are on and the sky is not too dark yet.


TECH-INFO: I took 5 RAW images using a tripod. I developed 6 TIFF files from them (the brightest RAW file is developed twice, one with an extra exposure stop) to merge into a HDR file. After tone-mapping I enhanced colors in Photoshop with the selective color tool. All possible colors available in the tool are (slightly) altered. Mostly brightened or darkened or re-saturated. This way I made the clouds brighter and the contrasts of the building higher. The image is a little bit cropped. Of the rectangular ceiling outside the building (visible at the center bottom of the image) two lamps were not working. I fixed that in Photoshop by copying two neighbor lamps into a new layer and moving the over the broken ones. Can you guess which lights?

comments (12)

what amazing light! it fills the entire frame. beautiful, Paul!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 18 Feb 2010, 06:50
Superb Paul and no l couldn't pick it
You did a good job cloning those lights, I like this.
Lovely lovely shot Paul. A definite likey for me. It's breathtaking! No i can't pick the broken lights. Well done.
Awesome night shot!!! LOVE IT
  • kimera
  • Germany
  • 18 Feb 2010, 11:15
good perspective, nice tones
Excellent modern architecture shot, Paul - you really got the settings right on this one, didn't you!?
Superbe cliché nocturne et cadrage bien maîtrisé. J'aime bien.
can i guess which lights errrr NO Paul great work, i do kind of wish the light to the right wasn't there as i feel it distracts my attention from the main subject Paul, still a superb shot though m8smile
This is an excellent shot Paul right from the taking to the end of the making.
Hi Paul ! Nice to see you again !

finally I'm back after 5 months, I'll have to take the time to visit your blog since septembert 19th smile
  • Laszlo
  • Sweden
  • 25 Feb 2010, 13:52
Beautiful!

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