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Opera house-winged horse

By xwang
Another quick shot opposite Opera house. Photoshopped this one with several layers yesterday... Started by using blur to get a smooth blue sky, ended with gradient layer with noise and black sky. Took another photographer friend's advice, slightly tuned down the base's high light a bit. Thanks for looking.
BTW, I'm glad that you like the little red house on my previous uploading. I thought it was boring... not in the rule book.Grin Thank you all.

Tags: Architecture Black and white Digitally manipulated Roof Vienna Opera house Landscape and travel Winged horse

Voters: nonur, francisg, NDODS and 19 more

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nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
2 Apr 2013 10:02AM
A lovely compo, great black and white. I love the silvery look.

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francisg 12 703 1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 10:05AM
An excellent piece of Manipulation.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 10:06AM
A great piece, very well crafted with a great outcome Jasmine

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
2 Apr 2013 10:51AM
Excellent photo Jasmine !! I really like this image !!GrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
2 Apr 2013 10:51AM
All your processing has resulted in a very striking image, Jasmine, and the subject captured from a good viewpoint.
Ronnie.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
2 Apr 2013 12:05PM
Very striking, Jasmine, but not too sure about the light source and shadows which don't match. Maybe a dark grey rather than black sky... just my preference on an aesthetic level Smile.

Dave
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
2 Apr 2013 12:23PM
I like the treatment you have given this, but I agree with Dave regarding the light source. Your placement has a dramatic effect, though.
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 12:25PM
Good work on the sculpture, but I think the black sky is too dark.
xwang 6 32 7
2 Apr 2013 2:06PM
Thank you all for your comments about the sky..The dark sky is the result of the gradient layer.
There was no obvious light source, it was purely PS work. I don't know a lot about PS, I was messing aboutSmile So, I'm going to upload the colour version that I started with and change to "M", mode, welcome anybody who wants to have a fun, as I did.. Thanks again.

Quote:A lovely compo, great black and white. I love the silvery look.

Excellent work Jasmine!
Effrossini
2 Apr 2013 5:23PM
V1 works so very well
Jestertheclown 7 7.2k 249 England
2 Apr 2013 5:33PM
Hi Jas,
Not for me, this time.
I find it too obvious and as has been said, the light source is in the wrong place to have produced those shadows.
Good to see you trying something different though.

Bren.
2 Apr 2013 6:28PM
V1 has more of a magical quality.

P.
pamelajean Plus
10 951 1799 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 8:46PM
Your work in V1 impresses me, Jasmine, I have never thought of doing anything like this with my statues.
I think an imported mono sky might look better than the blackness and pseudo moon behind the horse's head, but I didn't try that. Instead, I used your original image, which is good in its own right, cropped to remove a lot of the building, and added canvas to the right to give the horse space in front of it.
Pamela.
xwang 6 32 7
2 Apr 2013 9:39PM
Thank you very much Pamela for your MOD.
V1 is accidental, I didn't plan to get it... I've never really used gradient layer before. The only reason I dropped the gradient layer, the white stuff, looked like pseudo moon, was to draw attention to the detail of the horse. I didn't think it was a moon... I thought that horse couldn't have wings in real, so the white stuff could be anything..another universe .. or where the horse was flying from or anything imaginary..When I worked on large file and zoomed in, the detail of the horse was surprisingly good, I mean the artist's work. I felt that it was a shame that such brilliant work can hardly be seen by most of the people passing by the street.( on the very top of the Opera house roof) I took a few snap shots in two or three minutes( couldn't stay long, busy bus stop) and only saw them again nearly a year later. So I thought by putting the gradient layer there to emphasize the work of the original artist and extended the imagination a bit . Smile
Thank you very much again, Pamela.
Thank you all.
TyChee Plus
11 273 1 United States
16 Apr 2013 10:45PM
Excellent work. Love what you did with this.
Ty

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