Thursday, December 18, 2008

The View from Reliant Stadium

This is one view from one of the upper pedestrian ramps at Reliant Stadium. The Houston skyline can be seen in the far distance with the Houston Medical Center between downtown and the Reliant complex building in the foreground.

Title: "View From Reliant"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom
Post-processing: Photoshop CS3 > Duplicate Backgroung Layer > Topaz Adjust plugin "Psychedelic" preset + DeNoise > Merge Visable to New Layer at 60% opacity and Linear Light Blending mode with a mask to limit the linear light to the midground > Merge Visable to New Layer > Distort Lens Correction Vignette


Larry said...

Nice capture and post-processing. I like the way the buildings in the mid-ground provide a horizontal band of purple that breaks up the two uniquely textured blue areas of the foreground and sky. To me it's all about the color.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Larry!

I think the results at least made it worth the discomfort I felt at having to stand out on the exposed highest part of the exterior walkway at Reliant Stadium to take the shot! :-)