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Old Jul 29, 2004, 12:25 AM   #1
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Lets see what can be done with this.



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Old Jul 29, 2004, 2:05 AM   #2
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I just seperated each pane into its one layer and messed with the hue and saturation...
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Old Jul 29, 2004, 3:53 AM   #3
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I think this is a great abstract shot, Imkayd1.

So, I had to do just a few retouch :

- Sky selection

- A little level correction

- NoiseDespeckle to remove some grain

- Inverse Selection

- A little level correction

- Clone Stamp to remove that web on the left

- A new crop for sake of central symmetry
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I then had a second idea.

I extended the canvas dimension vertically and worked with the Flood filter by Flaming Pear in order to flood it and have its reflections on the sea. ( I already used this filter in Flooded Milan post , where you can also get the link to the plugin).

After playing with the different values I finally found a good mix and pushed the Ok button : Oh, no, trial time was expired ( 30 days ).

So, were could I find another one ?

In the meanwhile I remembered of my Winter Beach Landscapeand started to work on a Magritte-Escher like idea.

It took a long serieof small steps for this.

I just write the basic ones :

Layer 0 :

- Winter Beach with some level adjustment

Layer 1 :

- Copy and Pasted Ladder

- Blur control to make it consistent with the overall shot ( It was too sharp )

- Erase of Ladder parts

Layer 1 & Layer 0 merge :

- Clone Stamp : different brush dimensions and brush hardness

- Wave recreation on the left by picking up lowest wave parts

- A lot of small ( pixel ones ) retoucments

- Some blur brush

- Sand and pool recreation on the right

- Some blur brush

Layer 2 (Ladder Shadow ):

- Copy &paste of Layer 1

- Ladder selection

- Ladder darkening with black spray

- Layer Flipping and rotation

- Recreation of missing parts with copy and past and merge

- Blur Control

- Layer Blend Mode set to Multiply, Opacity 40%

- Some Big Soft Dodge Brush Strokes to gradually dodge shadows as they move away from the points where the ladder joins the sand and the sea to emulate distant shadows.

- There are at least two errors I saw later on this ladder shadow :-(

For ferny : I thought the bird position was ok as it was in this particular composition ;-)

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Rob, i really like yours! I like the concept of different colors in each "pane." This was, again, a great photo to start with, Suzan! sergio, I like your second one better than your first. Nice combination! The first is a little too "boring" for my overactive mind. :-)The second has more going on for me.
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Nice one, Suzan...as it is

All I did was reduce brightness and up the contrast to create an illusion of a ladder in the sky...
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Old Jul 29, 2004, 2:51 PM   #7
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This was straight out of the camera and Sergio I really like the abstract effect but how you removed the jpg effect from the hard edges is beyond me. Everytime I try I end up with a photo way too soft. The ocean effect is interesting but I like the other best. Thanks guys.

Anyone else?



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Old Jul 29, 2004, 3:21 PM   #8
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ImKayd1 wrote:
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.... I really like the abstract effect but how you removed the jpg effect from the hard edges is beyond me. Everytime I try I end up with a photo way too soft.
Thanx Suzan, however, I'm sorry I do not understand which is the jpg effectI should have removed thatyou are referring to.

Can you help me ?
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Old Jul 29, 2004, 3:34 PM   #9
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The original is really fine! And I like all your works on this interesting subject but I am absolutely stunned by sergio's work. It has that "methaphisical" flavour, some hidden meaning, don't know but my eyes start searching every time they look at that picture and can't stay away. I am an absolute novice in this matter but I think that the techique behind this picture is sublime. great grea great
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Old Jul 29, 2004, 5:47 PM   #10
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i came out with this, i'd like to be more realistic for the glass (say add some dust) but did not know how.

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