19 Apr 2017
Chicago, Illinois (Edgewater neighborhood)
Nikon Coolpix P7700
St. Ita’s Church is located at 5500 North Broadway Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. The church was built between 1920 and 1927.
Editing was done with Liminar Flex 1.1. Since the church was built in the Gothic style, I wanted to give it a more Medieval look.
I used the RAW Develop filter to correct the perspective which was off slightly. I also increased the contrast and clarity, opened up the shadows and reduced the highlights. Next I applied the Accent AI filter and used the Tone filter to reduce the SmartTone. I used the Structure filter to sharpen it a bit and added a vignette. Then I reduced the noise slightly. Next I applied the Dramatic filter and used the Polarizing filter to darken the stained glass a bit. I used the Erase tool to get rid of some lights and the microphone (not very Medieval) and used the Dodge & Burn tool to darken the statue on the right edge and the area around the crucifix over the tabernacle.
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