First Weekly Challenge
Below you will see two links to a night cityscape of Dubai. I took them with the Nikon z7 and 14-30mm lens. Feel free to download the files, edit them, add your own style, and then upload in the comments below. And any info on how you processed the image, including what functions in RP you used, would be greatly helpful to others.
Thanks for the quick reply, I'll just edit this post as not to clutter the thread 🙂
Attached is a version I made with Lumi32 (another masterpiece by sensei Jimmy), I did it very quickly so maybe it's not quite refined, but I kinda like the outcome. And a few finishing touches in Camera Raw in Photoshop - just because I am addicted to those little edits 🙂
I blended the two RAW files with RP5.0 using Precision Masks then added an S-Curve layer at 33% opacity, Contrast Zone adjustments, added Hightlight and Shadow details, then selectively added Orton Effect Cold at 33% opacity, Something Different at 10% opacity and Cold City at 15% opacity. Then I used a levels adjustment layer to selectively adjust the shadows. Finished off with some dodging and burning and sharpening.
There was too much happening, so needed to focus/crop down.
W & B points
RP Colour Centre:
RP Actions & Filters:
Cmd j background and move to top with overlay blend mode
2 curves adjustment layers
Adjust GH on building using Camera Raw
Export jpg and adjust down to 2mb
Learn by doing! Fujifilm X100F
Thanks to both of you for taking part. Love the totally different approaches, as well as the extra processing information.
This is a great idea and will make me do more with Raya Pro and learn from my mistakes. Thanks Jimmy.
A beginners simple effort. RAW files opened as layers in photoshop with dark on top. Rayapro precision mask auto dark applied. Then Cold Architect filter at 40% opacity. Photoshop curves adjustment and dodging to bring boats out in bottom left. Oranges and blues boosted a little and sharpened.
Here's my effort blended with instamask used a few contest lightness layers controlled with luminosity masks, an altered bit of from the cold city I changed the colors and bits from each of that, some cropping and altering of the distortion with warp. I don't feel I did too much but Night cityscapes are outside of my normal scope ( I probably need to do more)
Open the images in Camera Raw and change the temperature to 5800.
In PS, Stak and Align.
InstaMask, midtone 2.
However Born in high light. Paint into the bright parts of the picture.
Cold City, Opacity 30%. For the blue light.
Manual Vignette. Draw in so you focus in the middle of the image.
Hope you like my work.
Danish landscape photographer.
Shoot with Pentax.
@glensumner Night cityscapes may be out of your norm, but I really love your version. Looks natural, clean and classy! Makes me feel as if I could be witnessing this scene right now. I also like that you straightened the horizon line. Cityscapes (night or day) are not my norm either but I was thinking to try this one as practice, but after seeing your result, I won't even attempt. :)) Wonderful job Glen, I like it a lot.
The versions by the other users are nice as well, but your version is my favorite so far.
Looking forward to see what others will come up with.
@grant-swinbourne nice result!
Cheers Fraser, I like what you've done as well, nice result.
I didn't blend and used the darker image only (apologies Jimmy). Some initial processing in ACR. PS: horizon correction via manual Lens Correction; 4 curves layers for darkening and contrast; Hue/saturation layer for reduction in roads and foreground colour; Unsharp mask and JM's detail enhancer to finish. Hope you like it!