Julie Walker, EPSA  

Stourhead Tower and Cottages by Julie Walker, EPSA

October 2021 - Stourhead Tower and Cottages

October 2021 - Julie Walker, EPSA


About the Image(s)

This is another image taken at Stourhead in July. This one was taken with my back to the bridge and lake featured in last month's round looking towards the ornate tower and the workers' cottages. The image was taken on my converted Canon 1300D and 17-40 mm lens at 40mm. Settings were 800 ISO, f16 and 1/320th sec.

After some initial adjustments to the contrast and highlights in Lightroom I transferred the image to PS and straightened the verticals. I then converted the image to monochrome using Silver Effex Pro. I lightened the tower to bring out the detail in the stonework, then applied Topaz denoise. Next I applied a levels adjustment layer to add a little more contrast. Finally I sharpened the image and eliminated a few blemishes using the Spot Healing brush tool in PS.


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