This is another image from my trip to Vendome Copper and Brass Works. In this image I was intrigued by the contrast of the highly polished stainless steel fittings with the lightly oxidized copper. I liked the way the overhead lights were reflecting under the bulb shaped area and the overall sheen that the metallic surfaces had.
The composition is a rule of thirds arrangement which gives the overall image a balanced feel. I placed the foreground element in the lower third of the frame to lead the viewer’s eye into the scene while the vertical elements serve to lead the eye up and back into the image.
I processed this image in Aperture 3 to adjust the composition and slightly crop it. I then opened it in NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 where I once again went with the Realistic (deep) preset where I tweaked the intensity and texture of the scene. I then returned it to Aperture 3 for some light sharpening and a little vibrance adjustment.