Grand Central Station Emptied :: Before and After

Has it really been that long since my last blog post!?  WOW.  Well, I guess I should be posting some goodies for you so you don’t get too bored with us.  🙂  How about a crowd favorite before and after.   This one is pretty straight forward… Here is a shot from a recent engagement session I did in NYC where we started our photoshoot out by shooting in Grand Central Station.  The obvious workaround for this photo was to enhance the couple up on the bridge, and minimize the people walking around distracting from the couple’s moment.  So to do that we must first,  Get rid of the people…. All of them!  Then the second phase was stretching the Dynamic range as much as possible to bring out all the texture in the bricks, carvings, etc.    Finishing up with some contrast popping color and sharpness.

Studio1923 / Jerome Braga

Notice how much the architecture “pops” after the treatment

Studio1923 / Jerome Braga

Replicating the floor under which the people walked, was by far the hardest challenge this photo required.

Studio1923 / Jerome Braga

Here is a close up of the floor detail, etc.

Amanda Herzberger (Orchard Cove) - July 12, 2009 - 8:40 pm

These are my favorite kind of posts – LOVE IT!

Andi Walpurgis - July 12, 2009 - 9:23 pm

great job!!!! love when you show your talents….

robert Norman - July 12, 2009 - 10:43 pm

you have done it again – and never cease to amaze me!

eric langlois - raw photo design - July 22, 2009 - 1:26 am

dude, your cloning skillz are unmatched! That’s right….skillz with a z