St Thomas’s from Weavers Square

This is the view, from Weavers Square, of the derelict St Thomas a Becket church at Heptonstall, near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.

The image was developed from a three-bracket RAW exposure set using On1 Photo RAW 2022. The exposures were taken at 3pm on the 10th August 2021.

Shot from standing on the wall near the viewing benches at Weavers Square, I’ve photographed this view a few times before. Although I do think I’ve achieved a better composition and resulting image this time than with my previous attempts.

Whilst developing this image with the 2022.1 version of On1 Photo RAW, I discovered a little more about the sharpening issues. The integrated No Noise AI’s default setting for “Enhance Detail” seems way too high at 50. In the above, I’ve set it to 20, and I am much happier with the results.

I did try a little output sharpening in light of this, but any amount still seems too much, so the above was output to Jpeg without any.

I expect all this to be dependant on image content. I also think I’m perhaps seeing these issues in more obvious detail with my MacBook Pro’s Liquid Retina XDR display in comparison to my previous laptops.

There’s no proof reader here. Just me. Please tell me if I have made any mistakes.

Comments welcome below:

Published by Peter Finch

I have been an electrical draughtsman, a retailer and, for 12 years, a photography tutor. In 2019, I took a job as an electrical technician and closed my tuition business. Am I now photography tutor emeritus ...?

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