30 St Mary Axe (AKA The Gherkin) and St Andrew Undershaft , London, England
This is another from the archives from a trip into London with fellow friend and photographer Mark Hepples (AKA Camel Kegs) feel free to check out his photostream.
At first all those many months ago now I first discounted this photo as everytime I processed it I never felt it was right. That is until I got Silver Efex Pro, all this was done in Silver Efex Pro 2 with a little help from LR4. The original photo I never knew those streaky clouds were there and Silver Efex Pro 2 does a great job in bringing them out.
The only thing that I'm not sure about it the noise. Not sure if its too much or not. I have not purposely added it, this was from the camera. I have everything turned off with regard to noise reduction as I like to do at post processing.
Now a question for you all, is it best to noise reduce before I edit in Silver Efex Pro 2 or any other editor? I'm inclined to say 'Yes' and I should have done it on this one but I may have got away with it on this one. If you do it after you seem to loose a lot of the detail you have just worked hard to process.
Anyway the weather here in the UK has been awesome last few days and its set to go into the Weekend too! :-) I'm am hopefully gonna try my hand at some start trails tonight as long as it stays clear fingers crossed.