Tuesday, April 20, 2010

#537. New Braunfels City Hall

Historic New Braunfels City Hall taken this past weekend. I included a rollover in order to show the cloning work I did to remove unsightly details from the shot as well as to highlight the other work I did in post-processing.

Title: "New Braunfels City Hall" (rollover)

Camera / Lens: Canon 5D Mark II / Canon 24-105mm L zoom
Post-processing: Photomatix Pro > Photoshop CS4 > Topaz Adjust plugin > textures from flypapertextures.blogspot.com


Larry said...

Nice application of texture. It gives the shot a kind of a ethereal feel. It does seem to me like it needs a little something though - did you set a black point?

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Larry!

Not sure about setting a black point (Dude! I can't remember what I had for breakfast!:-) That usually is part of my workflow though so chances are good that I did.

Maybe the shot needs a boy and a dog in Larry Patrick fashion? :-)


Cindi said...

Really great cloning work in the center (I guess you meant to leave the fire hydrant, signs, vent)! There is something sinister about this image, with that greenish sky. Kind of Gotham City...so maybe this shot could use Batman rather than a boy and his dog. I like how the trees frame the arched, curved entrance too.

Larry J. Patrick said...

It is amazing how the removal of a few objects takes a photo to the next level. The vignetting helps you focus on the main subject. Outstanding post processing.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Cinci and Patrick!

I could have used the new CS5 tools for the removal process; these were farily tough objects to take out with only the CS4 tool kit.