The next image is staying in Poundbury. More Poundbury photography.
Above is the final portfolio edit. Below you can see the client edit image, and below that the RAW image.
The car on the right was the problem. I got rid of the car on the left in the client issue version, but was not brave enough to remove the car on the right. You can see both cars in the RAW image.
But I revisited this editing task for my portfolio submission, which was quite a challenge, and have done a pretty good job I think.
In the end I cloned the car out using a lot of time and effort. The problem was that I had to pull bits of the image from elsewhere to re-build this part of the picture. It was a combination of the clone stamp tool, content aware fill and also spot healing here and there. I had to remove the shadows from the road so it all made sense.
When you are removing things from a photograph you have to make sure it looks realistic and the lighting works.
Time and practise! Lots of time and practise.
Removing the two cars makes quite a difference to the image, as does removing the distractions to the left. Extending the left and the bottom of the image did not work so I deleted that.
It was just a thought…….
The composition needs to include a bit more of the left for me, giving the image a bit more space, but the only way I could have done that in camera was with the very expensive Canon 11-24mm lens.
This picture was taken using my Canon 6D and Canon 17-40mm F4L lens. 1/250th second, F8, ISO100 (exactly the same as the last image!). And on a tripod.
Processing was firstly HDR Merge, then corrections in Adobe Lightroom, followed by the heavy work only Photoshop can do – removing things and making a picture bigger!
The composition makes this image, an original inclusion in my February portfolio submission, and now after a bit more work even better than before. 10 architectural photography images done - 10 more to go!
Rick McEvoy Photography
30th July 2016