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Leeds Castle a Vintage Makeover

By NDODS    
A rather different view of Leeds Castle. The image was captured a few years ago now. It was a rather lack lustre day, the sky was as grey as a coalminers palm. However I did manage to get enough images to complete this panoramic. With a little help slice of creativity, and the help of a few layers in CS5 Extended, I manage to turn what was potential a pants image into something which has been rather successful as regards to making a couple of pennies.

Thank you all for your most gracious comments and votes on yesterdays offering, It certainly is a nice feeling to know that my work is worthwhile, and in turn admired for what it is, "Whatever that may be?"

Regards Nathan

P.S. I sincerely hope you all have a great day.

P.P.S It is my first day without Julie since the beginning of the Summer holidays, as she returns back to work as a Teacher.

Tags: Architecture Grand Historical Digitally manipulated English Leeds castle Residence Opulent

Voters: CarolG, Hermanus, GordonLack and 82 more



CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
30 Aug 2012 5:26AM
This is stunning work, Nathan, what a great result you have produced, fabulous. Carol
Hermanus 10 4 South Africa
30 Aug 2012 5:31AM
Well done Nathan ! I really do enjoy looking at your photo - it is so VERY different from anything that exists in South Africa Smile I especially love the soft pastel antique look you have created !
GordonLack 13 3 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 5:58AM
Like you processing of this image Nathan, Superbly done

RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
30 Aug 2012 6:02AM
I have never seen A panorama of Leeds Castle taking in so much in the one image, Nathan: very well stitched together image and the processing applied is so in keeping with the nature of the subject.
Beautifully done.
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 6:09AM
It's a fine work of art! Well done you...
Andysnapper 14 109 25 England
30 Aug 2012 6:35AM
Amazing Nathan, it's like a tapestry. A stunning piece of work.

PS Hope your day goes well mate.

Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 7:01AM
Very impressive Nathan, never expected this when opened thumbnail
so well processed and what a colour
bobsblues 13 10 2 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 7:05AM
A master piece Nathan both versions superb.Smile
jasonrwl Plus
13 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 7:12AM
Superb work Nathan - the processing is first class
30 Aug 2012 7:24AM
A stunning Panoramic view captured and processed brilliantly. I love it. Deep
ali63 11 791 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 7:26AM
Brilliant Nathan, have a good day,
fentiger 21 920 24 England
30 Aug 2012 7:28AM
I just had to give my User Award for this amazing piece of work. Congratulations Nathan.

moiral 12 12 Scotland
30 Aug 2012 7:29AM
I so wish I had an award here Nathan, but used it earlier this morning. This is stunning, both the original and the processed images. Moira
Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
30 Aug 2012 7:32AM
Excellent work Nathan, super image,
NaturesHaven 11 283 6 England
30 Aug 2012 7:48AM
A very nice makeover...........deserves the accolades........WinkWink
30 Aug 2012 7:57AM
wonderful piece of work Nathan
PaulLiley 13 2 13 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 8:00AM
Oh this is clever clever stuff Nathan. When I commented (at length sorry) on your diagonal perspectives upload and mentioned trying something different , this is what I meant. I love it. Imaginative. Paul
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 8:02AM
Really wonderful work here.

netta1234 11 382 2 Wales
30 Aug 2012 8:05AM
Excellent Nathen,SmileNow-you be good today without Julie,I'm back to school on monday ,I am a classroom assistant in a primary school with age between 3-7,and I love my job with the little ones and missed them all summer.
cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
30 Aug 2012 8:17AM
fantastic transformation Smile
Humblebee 10 1 England
30 Aug 2012 8:29AM
Nathan, a class transformation of a super original ... glad you didn't bin it ... Carol Grin
canonfan 12 7 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 8:31AM
A masterpiece here Nathan. Excellent work
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 8:40AM
An amazing image ... congrats on the well deserved awards
Click for a readers choice.....
Is school back already ?
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.3k 164 England
30 Aug 2012 8:52AM
A Leeds Castle Tapestry. Very creative and very well processed, Nathan.

morpheus1955 16 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 8:58AM
Good morning Nathan, WOW what a fabulous image, quite outstanding I love the processing and presentation, very well done my friend.

Good work Nathan, well put together well processed, looks good lovely effect, bet you are waiting for schools out, when Julie returns.

rayme330 11 17 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 9:18AM
That is one helluva piece of art, Nathan, both versions.

david deveson 18 63 2 Italy
30 Aug 2012 9:27AM
Well worthy of all the compliments above... love it
User_Removed 18 386 2 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 9:40AM
The both work fine for me.

30 Aug 2012 9:52AM
very fine result from your talented use of cs5 excellent result and work

Metro6R4 12 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 9:59AM
VERY well processed............ Paul.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
30 Aug 2012 10:27AM
A cracking bit of work here, Nathan, and what a transformation on the original! Love it Smile
Trev Smile
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 10:37AM
Absolutely amazing result Nathan
Tibetan 10 3 England
30 Aug 2012 10:53AM
Splendid view of this fine Castle not been there for ages like both shots very well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
like the idea
carper123 11 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 11:45AM
Woww Nathan, trash can, you have got to be joking. Fantastic piece of creative work, superb processing a masterclass, luv it.
Well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
Sezz 18 619 15 England
30 Aug 2012 11:56AM
A fine pano as is in V2 Nathan but I love what you have done with it for V1, very creative piece of work - my fave castle! Smile

Sarah *
jasonrwl Plus
13 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 12:37PM
Congrats on the well-deserved GEA Nathan
ChiliMan 16 135 17 Singapore
30 Aug 2012 12:43PM
My word...now that's gorgeous! V2 itself is very impressive, Nathan, but V1 is just so artistic and brilliantly processed!!

Well done SmileSmile

mikbee 16 3 8 Scotland
30 Aug 2012 2:33PM
A rather superb working here Nathan.
Excellent shot.
prabhusinha 15 5 5 India
30 Aug 2012 2:34PM
I just forgot the name who pioneered pointillism,ah ya "SURAT". A great job.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
30 Aug 2012 3:44PM
This is 100% wonderful!
Priti 10 5 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 4:09PM
Fantastic a & heavenly light.
xwang 13 56 8
30 Aug 2012 4:49PM
Excellent work,Nathan. Very well done. I quite like it. It looks like the pictures on the ancient map. Great work.
30 Aug 2012 6:02PM
Love what you have done to v1 excellent work.
Fefe Plus
11 84 49 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 7:11PM
Great work NathanGrin
achieverswales 12 8 101 Wales
30 Aug 2012 7:33PM
All been said Nathan, stunning.


Glostopcat 17 255 2 England
30 Aug 2012 8:04PM
A wonderrful piece of work Nathan, you are a master of photoshop. I like the painterly feel and canvas effect, this one would look great hung on a wall
FeatherFriend 15 38 217 England
30 Aug 2012 9:26PM
Put together beautifully,
clintQB 11 51 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 9:41PM
wow......this epic, one of my faves of your work
pdcche 12 4 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 9:53PM
That is great work Nathan and a job well done, Peter..
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 10:41PM
Stunning piece of work Nathan.
It is indeed like a tapestry.
Hope you're keeping well.
30 Aug 2012 11:34PM
Well presented and well worked Smile
Jocelia 11 2 1 Australia
31 Aug 2012 1:38AM
Just lovely Nathan, you have certainly made something special out of this one…….

31 Aug 2012 8:15AM
Excellent processing on this panorama view of Leeds Castle.
Well done. WesternRed.
annettep38 11 221 43 Luxembourg
1 Sep 2012 11:22PM
If I ever should have a great big room, that would make a perfect wall decoration.
3 Sep 2012 12:39AM
Takes forever to walk the dog, NathanTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue!!!!!!!! AniaWink
74tash 14 Australia
3 Sep 2012 9:18AM
Like you processing of this image... The both work fine for me, wonderful work here.
sparrowhawk Plus
14 282 3 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 8:40AM
superb work

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