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Wakefield Town Hall 3

By TrevBatWCC    
My digital faffing in my previous upload 'Bursting into Bloom' seemed to go down very well! 😃 Until I can get that bottom of the barrel scraped a bit more, here's another using the same Polar Coordinates effect in Photoshop. The previous was created using 8 square images in a 3 x 3 grid, the centre of the grid being coloured in black (later recoloured and using a texture) which creates the background.
I wondered how it would work on a single image, this one being the best I tried. Doing it this way you have to choose a suitable subject otherwise it turns out looking just a jumble; most of the time taken up is in selecting an appropriate image. First, as before, you need to crop it square otherwise it turns out oval (though you may want an oval image!). The actual effect then only takes a few seconds to apply.
This Wakefield Town Hall image saw light on here in September last year, Wakefield Town Hall 2 , as the version.
(image taken 05/09/2020)

Many thanks to Allan (Minty805), Harry (harrywatson), Angela (Adagio), Ronnie, David (cymru2019), Patty (pentaxpatty), Val (Val Prowse), James (jacomes), Lin (sweetpea62), Helen (helenlinda), Colleen, Lynne (LynneJoyce) and Geoff (simmo 73) for their User Awards on that previous upload, Bursting into Bloom , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw image processed in Nikon Capture NX-D, tweaked in Nik Collection's plugins and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Digital manipulation Architecture Specialist and abstract Town hall Polar Coordinates

Voters: harrywatson, HobbitDave, bobpaige1 and 40 more

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17 Feb 2021 11:07AM
A wonderful flight of faffing, Trev, certainly puts a different spin on the town hall here, rather ‘60s flower power’ and loving it! Gets a Winston from me 😀

Dave 🙂
17 Feb 2021 11:16AM
Nice image Trev, and thanks for the info as well. I spent most of Sunday faffing with these filters, and didn't really get far. I never thought to start with a square photo, or a grid! Smile
17 Feb 2021 11:18AM
When it comes to faffing Trev, you're the tops!
17 Feb 2021 11:19AM
Excellent stuff! I've not seen any images that have worked so well using the polar co-ordinates feature. You have turned Wakefield Town Hall into Gormenghast (although I always imagine this in dark mono..)
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2213 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2021 11:24AM
I doubt if the architect ever thought of the town hall as looking like a crab, Trev, but you've transformed it, and it's not unattractive with its leaning spires and symmetry.
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2021 11:30AM
An instant award for clever work Trev.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2397 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2021 11:39AM
Can architecture suffer a nervous breakdown? That's what I'm seeing!
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
17 Feb 2021 11:40AM
Minty805 Plus
4 41 9 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2021 11:58AM

Quote:I doubt if the architect ever thought of the town hall as looking like a crab, Trev.
For some reason, I thought of a croissant. Must just be hungry. Another very effective image and worthwhile "faff", Trev.
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
17 Feb 2021 12:00PM
Fascinating creative Trev , excellent faffing !!SmileSmile
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2021 12:31PM
Fascinating work Trev... Another belter...
Excellent, creative, and artistic, Isabel GrinGrinGrin
jacomes Plus
6 28 37 Portugal
17 Feb 2021 12:39PM
I think this faffing worked better on your flower image, Trev. For a single image something more abstract may work better, however with some colour manipulation you could produce Wakefield Town Hall on an LSD trip Wink
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
17 Feb 2021 2:09PM
Home from home? Your council seem a little inward looking 🤣🤣

Nice piece of digital art 😁
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
17 Feb 2021 3:47PM
Another beautiful bit of faffing Trev, works really well and it reminds me of a paperweight.

Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2021 3:59PM
Imaginative, and a wonderful piece of faffing Trev.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2021 5:17PM
A smashing creation
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2021 5:37PM

I'm off to play with Polar Coordinates right now!
17 Feb 2021 9:51PM
Wow clever work Trev..Lin
gpimages Plus
10 65 2 England
18 Feb 2021 8:01AM
Certainly different Trev.
gp Wink
18 Feb 2021 12:06PM
Really like this faffing, Trev, a very curious and strong image, gets my award for creativity 😀

Dave 🙂
Another brilliant faff Trev. Full marks for inventiveness.


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