Photoshopping – now you see it, now you don’t

I really liked the green block aspect of this building in Swansea’s SA1 quarter. But I did not like the lamp post in front of it!

When I took the photo this object was irritating, but I thought, “never mind, it’s part of the cityscape“. Looking at the image afterwards in Adobe Lightroom made me decide to spend the time taking the lamp post out. I knew it was going to take a little while to do it well, but I thought it was worth it.

What do you think?

Swansea SA1 building

Swansea SA1 building

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  1. I prefer the picture with the lamp. Have you tried to create a little bit more depth of field? For example to make the background (house and parts of its structure) a little bit darker, and make the light on the top of the lamp something bright.

    • That was done in post production but I don’t like to overdo things. It is not often I change the appearance of a subject, but in this case I found the lamp post and the poster stuck to the bottom of it, too much of a distraction from the patterns in the architecture.

    • Thanks. Some sunny morning I will go back and get some more photos. The sunlight on the other end of the building creates some great light and shade patterns. I had taken some the previous day but somehow managed to delete everything on the memory card without downloading them. The light on the following afternoon (when I took this photo) was different – more muted.

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