The success of my Bendigo War Memorial photo taken a few years ago has been nice, being published a few times, especially in the UK magazines. I also threw it up for critique a while back and based on that critique I have made a second edit of the original HDR photo. To describe the changes I decided to correct the lens distortion to make the building more realistic. Initially I really liked the perspective created by the lens distortion, but wanted to see an edit with this corrected. This was the main correction. I’ve also extended the width to deal with the amount of distortion correction needed due to the large crop and also inserted a new dramatic sky and made the overall picture warmer.
As far as processing the HDR goes I also tried a different process with photomatix, going for a more of a default HDR to allow for a more refined edit within photoshop. Have a look and compare the two edits below.