Photoshop – using filters and other manipulations

Rockmelt jamie north

Jamie North, Rockmelt, 2015, installation in the foyer of National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne

Today I found a rather dull photo I took at the NGV International last year.

I used various techniques to manipulate the image using Photoshop, and also tried a couple of tone-mapped images using Photomatix

Here are some of the results

Incitec Pivot Phosphate works, North Shore Geelong

More HDR images taken just after sunset at Incitec Pivot Phosphate plant, North Shore, Geelong

HDR again – night industry in Geelong

The program used was Photoshop HDR.  The source images were three exposures at 2 stop intervals.  The photos were taken around half an hour after sunset.

Sunrise Clouds

Yesterday’s morning clouds were stunning.

HDR images with Photomatix, HDR Pro and using Photoshop layers.

The National Gallery of Victoria – St Kilda Road

Yesterday was the opening of the NGV’s latest photography exhibition Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion .  The photography is stunning, and the fashion, slinky, exclusive and beautiful.  131019 NGV st K road001 web

So is the wonderful St Kilda Road building – designed by Melbourne architect Roy Grounds, and opened, as the first stage of the new Melbourne Arts Centre, in 1968.  At that time, there was considerable controversy over the stark bluestone building, with inner courtyard and Great Hall, with stained glass ceiling by artist Leonard French.  (I was lucky enough to take part in one of the very first events in the Great Hall – the acoustics were stunning.)

Light in an important part of any art gallery.  In walkways and corridors, the bright sunlight creates beautiful shadow pictures.