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The Mansion

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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

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Very nice. I like the original and I love the processed shots too.
 

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Looks like a really nice postcard to fairyland. :) How have you cleaned the tree? This seems to be lots of work in Photoshop..
 

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Always interesting to see originals and see changes of post processing. Hope the food is as good as the photo.
 
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@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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Very nice. I like the original and I love the processed shots too.
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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! :)
 
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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......
 

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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.
 

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