St. Peter's Pastel Landscape


Photo Information
This one has had a very different treatment and may not be to everyone's taste, but I like it, especially the level of detail in the distance, which benefits from the large view.

By the way, this is not HDR, there is no element of HDR processing in this at all.

K-5iis, DA 17-70
11/09/2013 - 21:28davidstorm
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/50
Aperturef/11
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length19mm

petrochemist

Link Posted 11/09/2013 - 21:46
It's a very different effect than I've had using the Pastel filter on the K7, yes it does look rather HDR.

What did you do in your treatment?
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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davidstorm

Link Posted 11/09/2013 - 22:02
Hi Mike, this isn't a filter effect, it's all done in post processing. In this particular shot I noticed the detail in the far distance towards St. Peter's Square; on the original this is very pronounced, so I processed it to emphasise that detail. It's done with adjustments to levels, then two layers blended together using the 'soft light' blending option. I've then adjusted some of the colours in the image as the reds were too vibrant and the blues were not dark enough.

Regards
David
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paulb531

Link Posted 11/09/2013 - 22:14
I like this a lot. It does have a pastel effect and everything looks equally exposed and in sharp focus. Certainly beyond my capabilities.

Mac

Link Posted 11/09/2013 - 22:58
Pow!
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

petrochemist

Link Posted 11/09/2013 - 23:13
davidstorm wrote:
Hi Mike, this isn't a filter effect, it's all done in post processing. In this particular shot I noticed the detail in the far distance towards St. Peter's Square; on the original this is very pronounced, so I processed it to emphasise that detail. It's done with adjustments to levels, then two layers blended together using the 'soft light' blending option. I've then adjusted some of the colours in the image as the reds were too vibrant and the blues were not dark enough.

Regards
David

I doubt I could reproduce the effect, even with your pointers. But it'll help remind me to investigate blending modes sometime. Excellent work.
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

.[size=11:].Flickr WPF Panoramio

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 11/09/2013 - 23:15
I quite like it..it's got the look and feel of a jigsaw about it.

That chap in the red T-shirt is never going to be allowed on the bus with all that shopping!

Karlo

Teaka53

Link Posted 12/09/2013 - 09:09
Very nice David, brilliant work and thanks for the info given to Mike helps us lesser morsel to know where to go and what to do and give it a try
Malc

GIULIO57

Link Posted 12/09/2013 - 11:47
A great pp. I do like the Green that intriduces the rest of compo. Nice again.
PPG

Blaze

Link Posted 12/09/2013 - 12:23
I like this sort of effect very much for exactly this sort of scene. It brings out the detail and there is a wonderful sharpness and crispness overall.
Thank you for the explanation .... I'll have to go over it a few times, but I sort of get the drift !

autumnlight

Link Posted 12/09/2013 - 13:39
Wow the detail is amazing, wonderful shot and great treatment.
Kind regards Maria

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Mac

Link Posted 14/09/2013 - 11:46
David,

I keep coming back to this unique and interesting shot.

And I keep wondering what you did to anger the artist lady on the extreme left.


Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.
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