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Winter in mid Summer

By gss  
Winter in the middle of summer or abstract, artificial winter
This picture (it is a real one not an digital artwork) was taken in mid August this year, in the Carpathians, at Sinaia Royal Domain, and represents the second castle as oldness and dimension, Pelişor Castle (or little Peleş ).
As Christmas is a perpetual return to childhood in this period I am playing again, so, that's digitally manipulated with an effect called in almost all softwares as " edge recognition". There are many methods and parameters, so results may be very, very different. But all give an "inverted" image , like a chalk sketch on a black paper. If want to have a normal sketch have to invert as I did on my previous uploads. This one looked great in this form so I maintained it, It suggested me more a "night winter scene", so I raised this"joke" and put some artificial snow, then get a light focus on the center as in old winter postcards, arranged other clarity, saturation, gamma, parameters, ant that is the result. Of course, I could go far and make another "fireworks" on it but I learned in life that a great thing is to know how and when to stop.
Unfortunately, more the image is shown at a smaller scale (like here) more is unclear (due the abundance of details), if you could see it at 1:1 scale (I'll put it in an other website where pictures can be seen at original size - here 4000x3000) it offers amazing clarity of the whole

Tags: Summer Night Digitally manipulated Joke Winter scene Sinaia Pelisor Castle

Voters: Bantu, gwynn56, barbarahirst and 22 more

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Bantu 7 7 1 India
18 Dec 2014 9:38AM
A beautiful capture,lovely composition.

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2014 10:03AM
Weird and Wonderful
The building seems almost human
18 Dec 2014 10:25AM
Very good processing , Silviu ! --- Jukka.
ColleenA Plus
8 481 7 Australia
18 Dec 2014 12:20PM
How amazing. Interesting info and a great image
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2014 1:18PM
A well worked image that works for me, Silviu - well done.

Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
18 Dec 2014 1:57PM
A mysterious and beautiful interpretation.....Nicely done.
Drighlynne 10 131 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2014 2:15PM
Very clever image Silviu. Excellent effect.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2014 4:53PM
A rather weird shot of this interesting architecture
18 Dec 2014 5:46PM
Beautiful image and excellent presentation, Silviu.
18 Dec 2014 9:13PM
Wow Silviu that is superb. Really like what you have done here. Cathy
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
19 Dec 2014 5:54PM
It's always good to bring out the child in you, Silviu. I am pleased to know that you're enjoying the play. This is rather lovely and I like it.
19 Dec 2014 10:37PM
Beautiful work Silviu!
RayHeath 9 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2014 2:22PM
A fascinating effect...well done Silviu
tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
24 Dec 2014 1:44AM
Old skilled artists in China carve jewellery and cigarette cases with a motif like this in ivory and in surprising miniature detail. Not legal to use ivory these days I suspect, however the skill is hard to believe. This is indeed... fine art. TG
Best Christmas wishes and I hope you do well all through 2015. Tony

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