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Summer in the City Edit by AndyMumford Summer in the City Edit by AndyMumford
"Hot town, summer in the city
Back of neck gettin' dirty and gritty"
The Lovin' Spoonfull


I've just not been active on DA recently, apologies for not keeping up with people's work, but various events in life, and having so many weddings to shoot at the moment has completely stopped me from taking landscape photos, and also kept me away from the internet. I also heard there was some kind of football tournament on recently...not sure what.

Anyways, this is a re-submission of a shot from last year with very different processing. Editing wedding images is very different to landscape images, and there's a license to be much more stylized with the processing. The above shot has been processed using a cross processing and selective blur technique to create a bleached retro look that I've been using a lot on portraits. I think it really suits this kind of urban summer image.


The Photo

Listen carefully in Portugal's scorching summer time, and you can hear the gnashing of Portuguese landscape photographer's teeth, sighs of frustration and loud complaints as we go for months on end without seeing any clouds in the sky. No clouds equals no interesting skies for landscape photography and the camera goes into summertime hibernation....

...What we do have though is guaranteed great light, and this year I've left my tripod and filters at home and just been out shooting the city, as well as having plenty of time taken up with shooting weddings. I've even taught myself how to use flash :D

Anyway, here's a shot from a great late-afternoon photographing around Parque das Nações (site of Expo 98).
Really wanted to get the feeling of a cool respite from the heat beneath this waterfall, and a really fast shutter speed to try to freeze every single drop.


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Taken at Parque das Nações, Lisbon, Portugal
Nikon D3 | Nikkor 17-35 f2.8 ED
1/1000 | f9.5 | 17mm

Workflow in Capture NX2 with Color Efex Pro, title in PS CS3

Thanks in advance for any comments or faves. Sadly, I no longer have time to reply to individual comments, but I do appreciate people taking the time to look.
Any questions, please note me.
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:iconkiebitz:
kiebitz Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
great! :-)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Thankyou
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:iconfotoheini:
fotoheini Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student Photographer
i wanna be there...perfect summer picture
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Thanks so much
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OlafKorb Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
LOVE the angle!
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:iconresanda:
resanda Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
sppeechhhlleeesssss
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:iconpigarot:
pigarot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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:iconrnomad:
Rnomad Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
what a great fun shot.
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Cheers
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:iconjazzhead:
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
So cool....Nice action shot Andy. Great capture. 2nd one I've see of this I think.
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Thanks...yeah, it's a re-edit
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:iconjuanfox94:
juanfox94 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Student Photographer
Just....WOW
looks like a very fun place =D
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Cheers
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:iconmstargazer:
mstargazer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010   Photographer
Stellar work as always Andy!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Thanks so much
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:iconalban-expressed:
alban-expressed Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Wow, this is a stunning picture. Really. :-)
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Thanks so much
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:iconthe-arkz:
the-arkz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
so god damn brilliant :clap:
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Thanks so much
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Shing0o Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
like it so much =)
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thanks
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:iconrcovelo:
rcovelo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
WOW, I tought it was 3D designed ^^
Awesome and incredibly refreshing ^^
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thanks so much
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rcovelo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
your welcome ^^
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Girolamo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
really cool! i was very surprised when i opened this and saw it was yours. btw what is selectively blurred? it all looks in focus to me
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thanks. The vast majority of work I shoot ISN'T landscape, but that tends to be what I post here.
Glad you like it. The processing is something called "Glamour Glow" from Nik's Color Efex Pro, which I've got as a plug-in to Capture NX2. It's hard to explain what it does, but it kind of smooths large areas without detail but also increases sharpness on edges. It also increases colour temperature.
I use it loads for wedding photography as it gives a very subtle soft focus effect which also enhances detail.
Here, I've also used a Cross Processing filter from the same software, which has given it a more bleached retro feel
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Girolamo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
:jawdrop: I have the Nik plugins!I need to play around with the color efex one more. I do use Nik Dfine (the noise reduction plugin) very often, however. Thanks for the info!
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webworm Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Love it!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thanks so much :-)
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:iconwebworm:
webworm Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
:handshake: :love: You're most welcome!
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Mikau-010 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
that looks like so much fun!
great summer adventure shot!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thanks a lot
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:iconxavierrey:
xavierrey Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
very good :D
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Merci Xavier
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Mony7 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
damn!! i wanna do that :D
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
:-)
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solrighal Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is fantastic!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thanks so much
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Neo-Br Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, Andy! nice one!!! Awesome lights!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Cheers
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mikofierro Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   Interface Designer
Fun & beautiful photo!!!!!!!!!!! Love the lightning, color & details!!!!!!!! Superb!!! :+fav: :heart:
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thanks so much
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:iconmikofierro:
mikofierro Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010   Interface Designer
You're welcome!!!
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:icontimbodon:
timbodon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
nicely re-edited..has a great feel indeed!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thanks a lot
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pixelbudah Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ha ha that loooks so fresh :D and so cool :D awesome shot!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thanks so much
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
funshot
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FlorinALF Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Featured in my Journal :icondirtyboyalf:
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chk0 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
awesome shot!!!
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D3
Shutter Speed
1/1000 second
Aperture
F/9.5
Focal Length
17 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Aug 7, 2009, 5:43:46 PM
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