HCH building photoedit

fig. 1 – Source material before editing

 

fig. 2 – Final product

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Notes to editing:
We were looking for a good hero image to use on the website and other marketing materials. I reviewed various shots of HCH and found one I liked most – it was from a feature movie shot on site few years earlier. The house looked very warm and inviting, just what we needed. Unfortunately that image was in a motion picture, with actors and copyright implications.

We had another, nicely framed shot, though – (fig. 1). It is indeed very dark, with plenty of black, scary shadows.
Luckily the RAW file was of a decent resolution and colour depth. There was just enough details hiding in those black shadows to create a pleasant and inviting experience when brightened up.