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The Mansion

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by hodad66, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

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    Feb 8, 2012
    Indialantic, Fl
    John
    shot yesterday morning with the nex 7 and a Canon FD 20mm/2.8.......

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    and then after some manipulation........

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    and one with the tree cleared..........

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    the Mansion, a restaurant in Melbourne, Florida

    Home | The Big Mansion
     
  2. JimR

    JimR TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 28, 2012
    Houston, TX
    Jim
    Very nice. I like the original and I love the processed shots too.
     
  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Looks like a really nice postcard to fairyland. :) How have you cleaned the tree? This seems to be lots of work in Photoshop..
     
  4. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 3, 2011
    Colorado
    Always interesting to see originals and see changes of post processing. Hope the food is as good as the photo.
     
  5. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

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    Feb 8, 2012
    Indialantic, Fl
    John
    @Poki, the sky was plain any way so using the "magic wand" in PS I
    picked the sky and deleted it. I then inserted an old sunrise, sky behind
    it but cleaning up around the leaves was daunting so I simply erased
    the tree.
    The adaptation includes one layer in a B&W sketch filter with the layer
    in "soft light" mode. Colors were adjusted in Topaz Adjust. The original
    shot was initially developed in LR4, reduced to 2000 pixels and saved as
    a jpeg.
     

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  6. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    +1

    Fantastic work Hodad!! The processed shots reminded me of a fairytale book illustration... they threw me into a fond childhood flash-back and made me smile! :)
     
  7. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

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    Feb 8, 2012
    Indialantic, Fl
    John
    I get a big kick out of working with layers in PS. I guess that I'm
    a frustrated illustrator who can't draw..... ;-)

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    one of my old surf shots......
     
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    That looks really cool! I sometimes come across these type of images and I've always wondered how they were done. I dont think youre a frustrated illustrator who cant draw, I reckon you just have an interesting and unique way of seeing things.
     
  9. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Thanks for telling me how you've done it, Hodad! I really like your style!