Taken with a 35mm lens at f8 focusing on the foreground the background is still nicely soft. The sense depth in the picture is increased by the dynamic diagonal leading lines to the factory chimneys in the background. The picture was taken on a 400D at 100 ISO unfortunately this was not at all noise free. To combat this I balanced noise removal with adding of Lightroom Grain.
I have included the original unprocessed raw file (left) to demonstrate my starting files are no any different to anybody elses. Raw files from any camera are always less constrasty than Jpegs. A raw file is like an undeveloped film it can be processed in any number of different ways. A Jpeg file is processed and compressed in the camera. The black and white picture posted here was entirely processed in Lr4 without Photoshop or Silver Efex Pro 2 as trial to see what it could achieve.
Lr4 in the Develop Module is a completely different and more controllable animal to Lr3. It’s so unfortunate that it is so slow and clunky.
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(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2012