08. By Night

By Night

Technical data

Photographer: Pernille Mortensen
Editor: Pernille Mortensen
Date of shooting: April 2nd 2009
Camera used: Canon EOS 1000D


The purpose of this photo was to show one of the effects that a slow shutter spead gives. Also the picture was taken in a way so that it shows the diagonal rule of composition.

Techniques used

The original photo was converted into a smart object and a reduce noise filter and unsharp mask filter were added to enhance the general quality of the photo.

The saturation was increased and the light decreased with a hue/saturation adjustment layer and a curve adjustment layer was added to make the colors more clear.

Finally the image was cropped in order to hide the less important and less interesting foreground with no light beams. This was also done to put more focus on the diagonal line.

Original Photo

By Night

Made by Pernille Mortensen