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Good morning all, I'm sorry I have no new material to upload today, so here is a reworked version of one of my Idsworth images given the solarization treatment. I think its worked out very well and now I'm getting used to the way the filter works am a little but more confident in the results.

Solarisation is described here for those interested.

I've uploaded the original as a reference file so you can see how it started off.

Thanks to all those the clicked or commented on yesterdays upload, your time and thoughts are much appreciated.

Regards

Mark

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 500D
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 May 2013 - 7:13 AM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:10sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Sunday Solarization
Username:marktc marktc
Uploaded:19 May 2013 - 8:05 AM
Tags:Digital art, Digital manipulation, Digitally manipulated, Idsworth, Landscape, Solarization, Sunrise
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Term
Term  885 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 8:08 AM

Hi Mark,

a nicely composed image, very powerful, but areas of the sky seem burnt out, and there appears to be a clear white line between the main subject and the sky, was the sky added in photoshop?

cheers

Ben

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marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 8:21 AM

Morning Ben. No the effects you mention are a result of the Solarization Filter that I applied during post processing. The filter is part of NIK softwares Colour Effex Pro plugin for aperture and is just a bit of fun really. Thanks for taking the time to look and comment, it's is much appreciated. I will upload the original image as a reference file

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widtink
widtink  1406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 9:00 AM

Wow , i think its great Grin Very well composed Smile

Rod

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 528 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 9:59 AM

Wow that's amazing the effect it's had on the image,its given it loads of drama but there seems to be a white line around the building.....love the overall result though Mark
JSmile

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Michaela_Solway
Michaela_Solway e2 Member 3Michaela_Solway vcard
19 May 2013 - 11:18 AM

Good to see the before image for comparison ... Great dramatic effect achieved ..

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 11:41 AM

I like it, glad you didn't push the sky any further along that road though !!Smile
I guess you made a selection of the sky to apply the effect- that "white line" is an effect I often get in similar circumstances, such as wanting to hike up the contrast in just the sky. Seems to be much more noticeable in b&w, and I find it rather annoying. The only way I've found to get rid of it is to enlarge+++++ and go over individual pixels with the clone tool. Helluva way to spend an hour though Grin ...got to be an easier way, surely ...

I think that image works loads better in b&w than colour, incidentally Smile

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 12:15 PM

A very dramatic change with the solarization Mark.
I'm always looking for ideas for mono for club competitions, but alas
the effects would only draw comments about burn out etc which of course there isn't in your original!
As you say a bit of fun.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 1:23 PM

Finally a straight mono conversion in v3.

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whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 3:28 PM


Quote: Finally a straight mono conversion in v3.

... Call me a sentimental old fool if you must, but I think I actually prefer this ! Very nice indeed SmileSmile

Alan

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fazzer e2 Member 528 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 4:15 PM

I'm with Alan too the straight mono works best Smile

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 10:29 PM

I actually like all 3, Mark. I always like seeing experimental processing and the original and mono are both very nice.
-=\Walter

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2013 - 8:09 PM

a lot of imapct in v1 but it is v3 I like best.

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Skeet1Away e2 Member 238 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2013 - 7:08 PM

Mark, v3, is lovely mono.........and because you took the time to do it a little UA needed.


Paul.

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