LightningPaul

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photoblog image View on the Airport of Barcelona

View on the Airport of Barcelona


A view of the airport in Barcelona, in Spain, while our airplane was taking off and heading for Belgium. Exceptionally the weather was pretty dull. The airport looks pretty futuristic to me.


TECH-INFO: one RAW image converted into a TIFF file using DxO Optics. Contrast was boosted because the airplane window removed all contrast. I used Topaz Adjust 4 to modify local contrast and saturation. I just downloaded to evaluate the software. So far it is crashing a lot when loading 16 bit images. So I initially converted a copy into a 8 bit image, which Topaz Adjust likes much more. The controls and sliders look great. After trying and fiddling around I pushed the "I'm feeling lucky" button until I liked the result. Then I fine tuned it and saved the settings. Afterwards I applied the stored settings on my 16 bit copy (I had to try a few times because it mostly crashes). In Photoshop I tweaked the colors even more with the color selective tool and using a few masked curves tool layers. At end some vignetting is added. I hope you like the dull view.

View on the Airport of Barcelona


A view of the airport in Barcelona, in Spain, while our airplane was taking off and heading for Belgium. Exceptionally the weather was pretty dull. The airport looks pretty futuristic to me.


TECH-INFO: one RAW image converted into a TIFF file using DxO Optics. Contrast was boosted because the airplane window removed all contrast. I used Topaz Adjust 4 to modify local contrast and saturation. I just downloaded to evaluate the software. So far it is crashing a lot when loading 16 bit images. So I initially converted a copy into a 8 bit image, which Topaz Adjust likes much more. The controls and sliders look great. After trying and fiddling around I pushed the "I'm feeling lucky" button until I liked the result. Then I fine tuned it and saved the settings. Afterwards I applied the stored settings on my 16 bit copy (I had to try a few times because it mostly crashes). In Photoshop I tweaked the colors even more with the color selective tool and using a few masked curves tool layers. At end some vignetting is added. I hope you like the dull view.

comments (6)

great overview you have here
LightningPaul: Thanks, I was very happy to be in the right seat at the right side of the airplane.
Great processing PAul. I also use Topaz and DXO Optics for quite some time, thanks to you smile
  • faisal
  • New York City
  • 3 Mar 2010, 14:09
This is brilliant. An end of the world apocalyptic feel to this. where are the zombies?
LightningPaul: Thanks smile
The zombies are in the airplane sitting behind me.
nice capturing and great use of angle and hight
wow, hard to believe that you were in flight. it came out so clear and crisp!
LightningPaul: Many thanks. I'm also pretty surprised by the crisp result. Though at the sides the image is less sharp. Also Topaz Adjust enhanced the result a lot but added a fair amount of noise. The latter is not so visible because this a smaller version of the original image.
Barcelona airport not only looks futuristic in this shot, Paul, but also fairly deserted. Where are all the planes?

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exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/200s
aperture f/6.3
sensitivity ISO100
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