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Waiting for the Underground



This image was taken in Regents Park Underground Station in London. I noticed the girl as I walked past her and down the steps. I thought the movement of the train, together with the stationary girl, could make a good image. So, I turned and waited until the train started to leave the station before I took the shot on my Nikon Coolpix P5100 camera (see the original image below).

Processing started by using Photoshop Transform to straighten everything up. This was followed by a series of Viveza and Darken/Lighten Centre layers to shift the emphasis of the lighting to the girl. Further Viveza layers were used, together with Selective Colour and Curves layers, to change the colour of various parts of the image give it the overall feel I wanted. A number of clone layers were used to remove minor distractions and some bright reflections on the train doors, as well as to make adjustments to the red on the girl’s rucksack, and to the doors to give them a feeling of motion. Finally, the image was sharpened using a High-Pass Filter.

The image has had 22 International acceptances including a Highly Commended in the Welsh International Projected Image Salon 2010

Nikon Coolpix P1500, 7.5mm: 35mm equivalent of 35.0 mm, ISO 200, f/2.7, 1/15 sec




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