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I used Akvis Sketch for the basic conversion to a drawing and saved it as a jpeg. Then I opened the jpeg in Photoshop to finish the rendering with a little HDR and attention to various levels like contrast. It is not necessary to come into PS as there are many controls in AS, I was just playing to see what might happen. I have a bought version of AKVIS SKETCH but fist downloaded a trial version and liked the results. Thanks for the votes.
Thanks. I downloaded a trial copy of Akvis Sketch a couple of years ago, liked the results and bought. Loads of variables that can be changed or adjusted, great fun . Works well for buildings and structures. Results are almost instant with little or no changes to the default settings.
I was experimenting with focus stacking in Photoshop. Always love that moment of pure magic at the end of the process when the in-focus image appears on the screen. I have only tried Photoshop but there are a number of dedicated software focus stackers that may do as good or better. The software can introduce artefacts where it is unable to resolve what is happening in the scene. This can happen on edges where one object is in front of another.
Agree about the frame. Doing City and Guilds of London photography level 1 (first year) so frame is for presentation and just to show that I know how to do it in Photoshop. He was running round the rim of an old plastic pill bottle where he lives. He was like a toy train on a track. The camera was handheld and flash was used to freeze the motion. F36 was required to get the depth of field so aperture was just about open and exposure time would have been too long. At the speed he was moving he would not have been recorded without the flash.
Don't have much against hosting the Olympics but part of the idea is that there is some betterment, social housing, training facilities etc. but here the turf will have to be lifted again, hardly a Champs-Élysées in the making. Maybe it will go to returf some Council property. Great photo, one for the history books. Assume that grass hasn't been added in Photoshop.
Thanks, Nathan, Not quite the Strand Road but very close. Note the railway signal lights towards the bottom of the picture. The only line into the city runs under the bridge on this Waterside bank of the river. I believe that developers would be happy to close this section of line and take this riverside land for building.
Yes I shall give that a try but not sure that in real life we aways see the detail when it is getting dark. I found this mistake to be haunting and sinister, the waiting for an unseen enemy. Maybe raise the highlights a little as a moonlight effect.
Not sure how this was done, possibly a fisheye looking up from the ground on low ISO and a long exposure. This, I think, would give the contrast of the trunks and slight movement towards the tops of the trees but not sure if this would result in the circular movement of the clouds. Possibly these were added later to fill an over exposure of the sky?
You haven't told us what it is. Looks like a rope has been wrapped round a pole, a toddler with tricycle attached, front and rear lights switched on and allowed to cycle out keeping the rope taught. Slow exposure, several days later when the battery has run down he reaches the outer limits.
Great detail and colour. I am assuming that this is a composite using three images of the same snake.