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A Queen's Castle Is Her Home

I bet it's hard to heat the place up in the winter!

Windsor CastleApril 2006. The Royal Family does not actually reside in this part of the castle. That's up the slope somewhat.

The tone processing consisted of basic adjustments in Lightroom 4 followed by application of custom b/w settings in DxO FilmPack 3, which included a deep orange filter to darken the sky to bring out the moon and castle tower itself, as well as a "large format" grain setting. I also did a bit of cloning and content-aware fill to get rid of some antennas, cables and other distractions.

#Travel #England #WindsorCastle #Castles #BlackAndWhitePhotography #BlackAndWhite #DxO



Tower Bridge In Black And White

Playing with DXO Filmpack 3.

A week or so ago I posted a version of this shot to the +UK Photography Community _!!!!!! BLUE SKIES + FABULOUS WEATHER SPOTTED IN THE UK !!!!!_ event album. I disclosed then that I had removed a small boat (lower left corner) and 'fixed' the reflection of the North Tower. In looking for a candidate photo to play with my new DxO Labs filters, I saw an opportunity with this scene.

The previous post ( http://goo.gl/1sIWl ) was processed using an older Camera Raw version, so besides playing with the filters, it was a chance to see if I couldn't clean things up better with newer tools. That done, I first used DxO Viewpoint to reduce, but not remove altogether, the keystone effect that resulted from photographing the bridge from this vantage point. I think that came out rather natural looking.

After that I took the picture into DxO FilmPack3 and chose the Fuji Neopan Acros 100 filter. I couldn't tell you if my life depended on it whether this resembles a frame shot on that film; I just liked the way it converted the scene into black and white.

#Travel #TowerBridge #London #LondonUK #BlackAndWhite #Monochrome