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Flight of Fancy.

By Toobi_Won
Handrail down a flight of honey coloured steps.

Brightness and contrast adjusted in Photoshop.
Converted to high key mono via Nik Silver Efex Pro and then layers flattened.
BG layer copied and blend mode changed to Multiply to darken the shadows via selective masking and again, layers flattened.
BG copied again and a “find edges”filter applied to the layer and blend mode changed to Overlay, the opacity adjusted to add texture to the handrail.

Many thanks for all the votes and comments for Derwentwater, and a special thanks to Debra (deejay10), Alfie (alfiek), David(Cymru2019), David(doverpic), John(lifesnapper), stephen(sjcphotography), Oliver(bliba), Ivor(capto), Steven(Steve B) and finally Paul(saxon_image) for their awards. PM’s sent.

Tags: Manipulated Specialist and abstract Steps High key Handrail Shadow Saturday

Voters: Badgerfred, Hermanus, taggart and 41 more

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5 Oct 2019 12:48AM
Fine mono Mike, great title,
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
5 Oct 2019 2:30AM
The porch railing suspended--- special
5 Oct 2019 7:04AM
excellent graphics
5 Oct 2019 9:57AM
Cast iron casting a cast iron shadow, Mike. Very nicely done.

helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2019 9:58AM
A super result SmileSmile
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2019 10:18AM
Well seen. Excellent shadow image
Isabel GrinGrin
laura1 17 8
5 Oct 2019 10:41AM
nicely done!

Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
5 Oct 2019 10:41AM
Nice work with fine shadows
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2019 11:28AM
A great shadows imageSmileSmile

adagio Plus
3 4 2 England
5 Oct 2019 12:24PM
Superb, Mike.

Excellent work and a great title.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
5 Oct 2019 2:38PM
Seemples! 😁 A very intriguing image until we read your write-up. Always good to see something different, and find how it's achieved 👍
Trev 😀
bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
5 Oct 2019 5:44PM
Super graphics
5 Oct 2019 8:51PM
Setting aside the fact that you completely lost me after the first sentence - entirely my problem I must stress - I think this is a fascinating exercise in doing something different and the result is fascinating and very striking. SmileSmileSmile
5 Oct 2019 9:33PM
Excellent Mike..Lin

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