Triple Phonebox, Royal Academy of Arts, London (HDR)

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Comments (10)

George Johnson on March 5, 2010

Triple shot HDR blend.

Kevin Childress on March 5, 2010

I don't know how all the HDR (and tone mapping) works just yet, but I intend to find out as soon as I can afford to register my PhotoMatix download! Brian, your approach to this stylish processing is just wonderful. Did you have the ability to remove the color from the reflections in the glass (like the scenery around the phone booths)? If so, please don't bother, the contrast in color tone is great!

Best regards,


George Johnson on March 5, 2010

Thanks again Kevin.

I could have removed the reflections, but I am not that good with Photoshop, I thought about trying to B&W the reflections, to try to remove some the attention from them, but left them in.

I saw these phone boxes about 3 weeks ago ( I have worked the area for over 10 years! ), only since I've really started working on my photography skills have I started to notice things like this! When I saw the three red boxes, it just screamed out for a B&W background!

Did a three shot exposure, passed through Photomatix ( well worth every penny! ) and then used Photoshop to blur and B&W the background.

graziano skyrunner on March 6, 2010

Wow! I love it! YS

Greetings from Italy

bob vivalafantasia on March 6, 2010


JohnyTopaz on March 9, 2010

Yup! Sure works:) Funny how the eye picks up for a camera what was never seen before!

George Johnson on March 9, 2010

Many thanks indeed graziano, vivalafantasia and JohnyTopaz, you're all very kind.

Marina.S on March 25, 2010


Frank Schneidereit on June 11, 2010

great work-----YS

Sanja Kosanovic on December 2, 2010

nice hdr


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George Johnson
Deptford, London

Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 5, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by George Johnson
    • Camera: Canon EOS 550D
    • Taken on 2010/03/05 07:37:33
    • Focal Length: 15.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.090
    • ISO Speed: ISO100