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Vitre Element !

By colmar  
Good Morning

I am sorry to repeat myself but am sure some did not see the following posted yesterday, I work for Eurotunnel and on my blog of the 17th is the detail to book a £15 day return to celebrate their 15th birthday they asked us to pass to friends and family .... I have made many friends here so that is why I put it on here Smile

The scene in todays image is a quiet street overlooked by a small bridge, the scene captivated me as it looked so timeless... decided to attempt to recreate some art of similar scenes via elements and this is the result, look forward to any comment good or bad on the finished image.

Vitré (Breton: Gwitreg) is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in north-western France.

Vitré, a sub-prefecture until 1926, is the seat of a canton of around 18,000 inhabitants (2006). It lies on the edge of Brittany, near Normandy, Maine, and Anjou. The town has been designated a ville d'art et d'histoire, a town of artistic and historic significance, by the Ministry of Culture in recognition of its rich cultural inheritance.

The city is located on the slopes of the Vilaine river, along an east-west geographic depression which the national railway on the Paris-Rennes route follows.

Best large and f11 ctrl+ for windows users, camera was hand held.

Thanks for all your kind words and votes on our previous uploads as ever we truly appreciate each and every one, Col(in) and Mar(i)

Tags: Digitally manipulated Digital art Landscape and travel

Voters: andylea, Diana, morpheus1955 and 100 more

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andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 12:05AM
fantastic work love it Wink
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 12:09AM
Wonderful image, it would look superb on any lounge wall.

Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
19 Nov 2009 12:10AM
What a fantastic capture, excellent work.
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
19 Nov 2009 12:12AM
A great piece of work Colmar. - gary
User_Removed 17 386 2 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 12:12AM
Excellent, I love it.
cantona43 16 928 4 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 12:20AM
outstanding work here Colin
imagio 15 12 1 England
19 Nov 2009 12:26AM
Excellent imppressionistic image

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
19 Nov 2009 12:27AM
Lovely image, Colin. I can hardly believe it is not an oil painting. Great work.
mudge 19 1.0k 75 England
19 Nov 2009 12:58AM
Looks like a classical painting! Great work!
19 Nov 2009 1:04AM
Colin this is wonderful !! Great work of art indeed !

CSuk 12 7 33 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 1:35AM
C'est Magnifique.
Thankyou 4 sharing...Click Smile
CherryMartin 13 10 United States
19 Nov 2009 1:56AM
great work.
19 Nov 2009 2:01AM
Beautiful work. Great job!
Thushari 12 1 Sri Lanka
19 Nov 2009 2:51AM
Excellent work Colin, love it.
JdeNLucas 12 4 3
19 Nov 2009 3:46AM
Lovely image - Kenavo!
WoadV 13 12 8 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 3:47AM
I always thought images transformed from photographs into "paintings" via software looked awful and were the pits (Yes I have produced them and still do) - until now. Fantabulous work, congratulations. The right original photograph, the right transformation and great skill. Superb. Have a miserly vote.

cassiecat 13 39 46 England
19 Nov 2009 4:14AM
this looks great and suits the painting effect. will pop back to see the orginal.lesley
PS you really should have this one on your wall Smile just a tiny blip top left before you print it Smile
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
19 Nov 2009 5:46AM
Absolutely stunning! So enjoyed your write-up too. Only wish we lived close enough to take up that offer but perhaps will get to see some other epz members images from their £15 trips!

prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
19 Nov 2009 6:14AM
Good use of Photoshop.
martinjp 12 2 3 England
19 Nov 2009 6:43AM
a lovely manipulation and write up too...

VIKI 15 18 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 7:07AM
This is superb Colin!!!!!!
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 7:30AM

Quote:book a £15 day return to celebrate their 15th birthday

A pitty that I live so far away from the tunnel - else I'd pop in for a wee cuppa tea. Grin
Very nice manipulation, it looks like a painting.
dmhuynh72 13 47 3 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 7:49AM
beautitfully done
19 Nov 2009 7:54AM
superb image
alighalam 12 1 Iran, Islamic Republic Of
19 Nov 2009 8:04AM
Beautiful colourful image, with the painting sense.
paulett 12 19 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 8:55AM
superb...i love it!

Gezina 15 3 6 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 8:58AM
Hi Colin I've seen your offer yesterday but for me it is work work & more work Sad thank you kindly though.
Love what you've done with this shot it is stunning - Ina
Sezz 16 619 15 England
19 Nov 2009 9:26AM
I really like the effect here Colin - lovely work of what looks like a fantastic location!

barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 11:01AM
Works so very well
Pity I cant use the eurotunnels great offer
collywobles 17 4.1k 10 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 11:11AM
This is truly a great image, the work you have done on it I think adds so much more to what might have been a nice village photo. Well done - would love to know the technique used to get the effect.
Ray42 13 3 England
19 Nov 2009 11:14AM
Great shot and processing - already have an invite thankyou. Hope to pop over down to the Baye de la Somme
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
19 Nov 2009 11:22AM
Well done

maryg 13 66 18 Scotland
19 Nov 2009 11:59AM
A wonderful image which I would love to hang on my wall Colin.It is one of the very few manipulations which I have seen that eally does work as a painting.
Re the £15 trip , when does the offer finish ? I could use my train pass to get me to the Euro Tunnel at a reasonable price and £15 is a must have.Could fit this in with a visit to our daughter in London..
Regards Mary
Anjantoo 13 7 1 England
19 Nov 2009 12:19PM
The presentation of this image is just lovely, it looks beautiful.
nickyv32 14 135 England
19 Nov 2009 12:50PM
Great shot, very nice treatment, well painted Colin, I think if all these people are heading for our neck of the woods we should all have a party, great thought, mind you the Ferry tickets are cheap at the moment you get a free bucket as well.......

Nicky x
ps I didn't get wet so there !!!!!!!!!
colmar 14 42 35 Scotland
19 Nov 2009 1:11PM
Many thanks to you all for the comments and votes .... As for the technique .... elements 7 protect highlights and then pass through the artistic filter ... max the controls to desired effect and then back for noise reduction and framing ... then through noiseware for a final reduction, it works for some images and looks "the pits"
colmar 14 42 35 Scotland
19 Nov 2009 1:14PM
it works for some images and looks "the pits" technical term for many many others ...... Thanks again guys we both appreciate it Col(in) and Mar(i)
User_Removed 12 80 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 1:16PM
Great work, a lovely image
Hazel 15 1 United States
19 Nov 2009 1:48PM
Nice work - you achieved the painted look very well!
19 Nov 2009 2:51PM
First class
Cor 12 Belgium
19 Nov 2009 3:05PM
Well done!
gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 3:31PM
An absolutely super image, just like a real painting! Thank you for the offer, unfortunately we live just that bit too far away, although it would have been nice!
Silverzone 14 2 England
19 Nov 2009 3:45PM
This is a masterpiece. Love it! Sylvia
maggieh 13 4 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 3:55PM
So far I haven't managed to produce a "painted" image as good as this. I will just have to keep trying. Superb.
Bravdo 13 17 2 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 4:08PM
Great work and superb image.

19 Nov 2009 4:09PM
Great work Colin. CLICK.

viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 5:16PM
Very beautiful - I really like the effect you have achieved here.

ijaceone 17 2 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 5:34PM
Very nice good work
Shootme 12 England
19 Nov 2009 6:22PM
Superb image, love the effect.

19 Nov 2009 6:56PM
One word - FANTASTIC !
kinfatric 17 550 9 Scotland
19 Nov 2009 7:22PM
attractive work
koka 13 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 7:22PM
one of your best! great energy! Katie
goso 15 2 1 Australia
19 Nov 2009 7:43PM
Fine pic - well done Col...Bill
19 Nov 2009 7:57PM
Beautiful painting, excellent work.
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
19 Nov 2009 8:20PM
This really is lovely, wonderful work Col,
19 Nov 2009 9:21PM
I really like this col Liam
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
19 Nov 2009 9:41PM
Beautiful image with lovely processing.
Dave_Holdham 12 4 1 Wales
19 Nov 2009 10:05PM
Fine work of art, great work
SteveMoulding 12 3 7 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 10:31PM
Stunning piece of work beautifully acheived. An old master I believe.
Snapitt 12
19 Nov 2009 10:31PM
A lovely image and the art work looks fabulous. Well done Colin
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
20 Nov 2009 3:09AM
mow I know I want to go to brittany!

very special!
JimV 15 6 3 Canada
21 Nov 2009 2:17AM
As a one time dabbler in painting myself, I find it hard to believe that this started out as a photographic image Colin, you've done a fantastic job with it, as a result I'm giving you my User Award for it.
Rgds., Jim
21 Nov 2009 10:14AM
Excellent . great to see Gill
agingrocker 12 28 1
21 Nov 2009 3:45PM
Absolutely superb. Very well done
TerryMcK 12 72 2 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2009 1:58PM
Good work with this, Colin. Your effective treatment gives the picture an "Old Masters" watercolour appearance.
Would have been good to have shown the original as a V2 to compare & better appreciate your changes.
colmar 14 42 35 Scotland
22 Nov 2009 2:02PM
Terry I agree unfortunately I did not save the original going through my files, memory sticks and cd's to find another suitable for the same treatment and will save the two watch this space !!

tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2009 5:45PM
a real gem

helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2009 7:46PM
Nice one- just like an oil painting.
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2009 9:59AM
Great work Colin. Like the finish you gave it. Really in keeping with the subject. Creative. Paul.
sparklep 14 146 1
28 Nov 2009 7:28PM
love the photograph/painting.. Brill.
xwang 12 56 8
28 Nov 2009 8:37PM
I can't believe it's a photo.Excellent work of art.
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2009 8:41PM
super image and super treatment

I love the painting effect in this it really suits the subject

Grampy 11 507 71 England
29 Nov 2009 3:02PM
I missed this one well done super treatment
k1 11
29 Nov 2009 4:30PM
Excellent, like the work done to this, good subject to use.

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