Friday, March 06, 2009

Estacio de Franca - Improving the image

The previous post shows the end result of some photo manipulation so I thought: why not show the steps I took from rather poor, dull image to a better end result? Here is the original:

The first step was to modify the color temperature to warm things up a bit:

Next, the exposure was increased by about 70%:

And finally the shadows and highlights were adjusted quite dramatically. This brought out the details of the roof and made an almost pseudo-HDR image effect.

These small images don't do the details any justice and in fact the final version looks a bit washed out. The full sized image can be viewed here.