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Since years I have not been to London because I was under the impression that the food is not very good over in the UK (I hate fish). I have to admit that I was wrong. There are a lot of different choices in London and even before I was going to Newcastle and the food was upscale! In London I have tried Thai and Brazilian food.
After I had some dinner, of course I wanted to take some photographs and I think that London itself is the perfect spot to do that. There are so many things to see there – it is just unbelievable. The only thing was that I had to wait a long time because all the touristic places like Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Shard etc. where packed with people.
The photograph above of the before and after image post processing was taken around 2am. Even at this time a lot of people were walking around and I had to wait until I had a clear shoot.
What did I do to those pictures? Take a look at my blog and the youtube videos about my workflow. Usually there is HDR involved and I use a software tool called Photomatix Pro. From there I get over to Photoshop and get over to Photoshop to do the final retouching.
[fancy_header type=”3″]How did I post process this photograph?[/fancy_header]
In this photograph I have combined two photographs into one. First I have created the HDR one and I used Adobe Lightroom for the sky and the bridge. I went over to Adobe Photoshop and loaded both the images as a layers into Adobe Photoshop; IO have positioned the Adobe Lightroom image on top. Using a layer mask, I made the part of the HDR image, namely the buildings, more visible using the brush tool. Last but not least, there was some cropping and I removed the cranes and the unwanted objects that distract the eye using the content aware heal tool of Adobe Photoshop.