This lane way in Melbourne is usually one of the busiest in Melbourne. Everyone who knows Melbourne knows this lane, even my phone knew what it was when I said the name into it. It is Degraves Street.
I took this image a while back when I did some early morning shots of Melbourne during a field trip. Degraves Street is normally buzzing with people and you don’t usually get to see it empty. It looks so short, but it isn’t really. It looks really strange when you see it like this, there are usually lots of tables and chairs down the middle up the end. They are there but they aren’t set up. Like I said normally there are people every where. When you see the original you will see that I didn’t get rid of everyone.
When I processed this image, I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do. I didn’t do a series of bracketed shots, so this is all I had to work with. One of the first things, hopefully, that you will notice is the sky in the image, I have changed it. There is no sky in the original image. I know if I had done some bracketed shots I would have got some sky, but instead I went to my cloud file and found one I thought I could use. It wasn’t that hard to do, but don’t look closely. I should spend more time doing this sort of thing.
You will also notice that there are a couple of people in this image. I managed to get rid of them. I did add a blur layer and when I was deciding what to unblur, I decided to do the things that I thought would lead your eye down the lane. I warmed up the building at the end, so hoping that draws your eye down as well.
I didn’t do much else, putting that new sky in was time consuming and the masking took me ages as well. It isn’t perfect, far from it, but it is okay for today. I wouldn’t mind going in again on another early morning and trying to get some bracketed shots.
I have finally caught up on everyone’s blogs, and I have answered all the comments, well, I had up till a few hours ago. I feel like I can breath now and not be so rushed.