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Sunday Solarization

By marktc  
Good morning all, I'm sorry I have no new material to upload today, so here is a reworked version of one of my Idsworth images given the solarization treatment. I think its worked out very well and now I'm getting used to the way the filter works am a little but more confident in the results.

Solarisation is described here for those interested.

I've uploaded the original as a reference file so you can see how it started off.

Thanks to all those the clicked or commented on yesterdays upload, your time and thoughts are much appreciated.



Tags: Landscape Digital manipulation Sunrise Digitally manipulated Digital art Solarization Idsworth

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Term 12 86 9 England
19 May 2013 8:08AM
Hi Mark,

a nicely composed image, very powerful, but areas of the sky seem burnt out, and there appears to be a clear white line between the main subject and the sky, was the sky added in photoshop?



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marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 8:21AM
Morning Ben. No the effects you mention are a result of the Solarization Filter that I applied during post processing. The filter is part of NIK softwares Colour Effex Pro plugin for aperture and is just a bit of fun really. Thanks for taking the time to look and comment, it's is much appreciated. I will upload the original image as a reference file
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
19 May 2013 9:00AM
Wow , i think its great Grin Very well composed Smile

fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 9:59AM
Wow that's amazing the effect it's had on the image,its given it loads of drama but there seems to be a white line around the the overall result though Mark
Good to see the before image for comparison ... Great dramatic effect achieved ..
19 May 2013 11:41AM
I like it, glad you didn't push the sky any further along that road though !!Smile
I guess you made a selection of the sky to apply the effect- that "white line" is an effect I often get in similar circumstances, such as wanting to hike up the contrast in just the sky. Seems to be much more noticeable in b&w, and I find it rather annoying. The only way I've found to get rid of it is to enlarge+++++ and go over individual pixels with the clone tool. Helluva way to spend an hour though Grin to be an easier way, surely ...

I think that image works loads better in b&w than colour, incidentally Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 12:15PM
A very dramatic change with the solarization Mark.
I'm always looking for ideas for mono for club competitions, but alas
the effects would only draw comments about burn out etc which of course there isn't in your original!
As you say a bit of fun.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 1:23PM
Finally a straight mono conversion in v3.
19 May 2013 3:28PM

Quote:Finally a straight mono conversion in v3.

... Call me a sentimental old fool if you must, but I think I actually prefer this ! Very nice indeed SmileSmile

fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 4:15PM
I'm with Alan too the straight mono works best Smile
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
19 May 2013 10:29PM
I actually like all 3, Mark. I always like seeing experimental processing and the original and mono are both very nice.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
20 May 2013 8:09PM
a lot of imapct in v1 but it is v3 I like best.
25 May 2013 7:08PM
Mark, v3, is lovely mono.........and because you took the time to do it a little UA needed.


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