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York Wheel

By gingerdelight    
I took this shot of the York Wheel earlier this year. Unfortunately the quality was extremely poor (blame the photographer!) and I was going to scrap it. However, I thought I'd see if I could get some sort of HDR effect using layers in Photoshop and this is the result. Not brilliant I know but, as you can see from V2 (the original) you can sometimes make a silk purse from a sow's ear!!

Thanks for all your comment on my last upload and the interest in the guy in V2 playing the spoons! For those who don't know, this is an age-old custom whereby someone clatters two spoons together purporting to play a tune whilst singing/humming/whistling along. I suppose it keeps them happy!! Wink

Enjoy the weekend!


Tags: Wheel York Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel

Voters: Badgerfred, NaturesHaven, Daisymaye and 28 more

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Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
13 Oct 2012 3:02PM
Prefer V2......Sandy

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moiral 6 12 Scotland
13 Oct 2012 3:23PM
You have done quite a good job in V1 Carol.
Never again will I go up in one of these nightmares. Moira
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
13 Oct 2012 3:45PM
A good shape and well-rescued manipulation, Carol.

AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 4:04PM
You've done a good rescue job Carol!
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
13 Oct 2012 4:59PM
Would love to go up in this wheel, Carol, what a perfect way to view York in all its glory Smile Carol
13 Oct 2012 5:11PM
V1 really is special
13 Oct 2012 5:25PM
A well worked manipulation,
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
13 Oct 2012 5:37PM
Didn't you go up in it, Carol? It is rather expensive - even at concessionary rates for us old 'uns! - but it offers super views Smile Great bit a digital jiggery-pokery Wink
Trev Smile
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 6:28PM
Has to be V1 for me Carol
and I would have been on Trev says for the views alone
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 6:44PM
In answer to your questions, NO! I would not go up in this! I went on the London Eye once, got some good photos but wouldn't want to do it again!
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 8:35PM
Good rescue job Carol.
It's amazing you can do an HDR without bracketing in camera.
Was it just a jpeg originally.
Even more amazing rescue if so!
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 9:14PM
Love the POV and the treatmnet lends itself to this image. Congrats. Paul
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
13 Oct 2012 9:47PM
You've done a great job restoring this photo, v1 looks good
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 1:18AM
Two extremely contrasting variants, version one simply the best. An image which got me spinning.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Tibetan 4 3 England
14 Oct 2012 10:53AM
V1. Carol a great angle for this shot! so many take these from the front, very good perspective like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 7:28PM

Quote:Was it just a jpeg originally.
Even more amazing rescue if so!

Yes it was just a jpeg - I haven't ventured into Raw yet!!
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
14 Oct 2012 9:41PM
Yes that has made an arty image,
well worked.

Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
16 Oct 2012 1:28AM
Good thinking Batman,,nice finish.
I have somthng like this but it's a "jumpimg wall" in Co Louth.
Dont bother reading again,,you read it right a jumping wall.
The sky was one of those painful over cast one's that looks sh*t no matter what,,lol.
Well you do what you can,,
It's the wall thats interesting,,
Hope to get them up later on my break.


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