Funky Photography in Dorset – Car Park Shot

This is a shot of a car park in Poole.

I have been bold with my editing – I wanted to make this a punchy image. Having said that I have muted the colours somewhat. It is all about the gritty textures.

I like going to places which you would not exactly describe as photogenic and try to get something interesting.

Street photography is something that lots of photographers talk about, which I am getting more and more interested in. Although what the market is I am not really sure.

But I enjoy it, so am using this approach to help me develop my style using different subjects.

So what have I done to this image?

Mainly Lightroom. With a bit of Photoshop to remove unwanted objects (cars), making this quite an anonymous location.

HDR merge, which I love.

Lightroom – boost the contrast. Correct the distortion form the fish-eye lens. Boost the vibrance. A bit of localised colour adjustment. Sharpen. Export. Post.

Thats it!

It’s not commercial work for a client – it is fun stuff for me so I can be a bit rough and ready with my editing.

I have just completed a coemmercial shoot where I had to hand edit 53 images – each one taking a minimum of 10 minutes work, so a bit of quick sliders adjuetment gives me a nice break.

I hope you enjoy this image – a prize for whoever works out where it was taken!

I am a photographer living and working in Poole. You can  go to my website at and find out all about my photography work, and all about me to!

Thanks for reading!

Rick McEvoy

I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England. I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients. I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!! I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers. I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff. Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB

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