Yesterday was our first day back at work after the Chrismas & New Year break and what better way to spend it than strolling around the Historic City of Fremantle taking snaps & enjoying the beautiful Western Australian weather 😎
We started of with lunch at Little Creatures where we took a look at Sandra Herd’s amazing exhibition from her recent trip around the world, if you find yourself in Freo then make sure you check it out.
We didn’t cover all of Freo by any means, the 39 degree weather didn’t make walking too far such a great idea but I did get a few interesting images which I’ll share over the next few days.
The first image that grabbed my eye was this one:
This shot was taken walking along Fleet Street from the ocean towards the Port Authority Building (which you can just see in the background), this view struck me because of the repeating geometrical patterns and the grungy industrial feel of the sheds. I also used to work in the Port Authority Building so getting that in the shot added a bit of a personal touch 😀
For those of you interested below is the original unprocessed raw image, not that bad a starting point but it was very flat and colourless.
Here’s a quick rundown on how I processed the image:
- Import into Lightroom and run my basic preset to liven up the image
- Apply Lens Corrections
- Export to Photoshop & run the image through the HDR filter
- Add a bit of Local Contrast Enhancement to give it a bit of punch
- Add a texture overlay to add to that grungy feel
- and that’s about it, hope you like it and feel free to let me know what you think 🙂
If you want to know where Fleet Street in Freamntle is check out this Google Map
More Freo images coming soon …
Oh, and Happy New Year everyone.