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A first for me today: I'm filing this under Digitally Manipulated because I have messed about one heckofalot with the original image of Rowntree Wharf in York that first appeared as Leaning Tower last week. And so much for my crowing that I do not record my procedures: Since I am not used to this I have explained it, in reverse order - -

Version 1 is the final result. It is V2 that has been Gradient Mapped (metals palette).
Version 2 is V3 subjected to Polar Coordinates (Filters > Distort > Polar Coordinates).
Version 3 is V4 that has been pinched (Filters > Distort > Pinch). I think it works particularly well in vertical format, btw.
Version 4 is 4 versions of V5 - original, flipped horizontally, flipped vertically and double flipped. After assembling the four I flattened the layers before proceeding to V3.
Version 5 is the working original for this set, though of course it began as a colour image and has been desaturated, turned into a negative etc etc etc..............

I shall try to find something 'normal' for tomorrow.

Camera:Canon Powershot G10
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Yorky Doodle
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:6 Aug 2009 - 8:24 AM
Tags:Architecture, Digitally manipulated
Variant - TutorialVariant - Tutorial


6 Aug 2009 - 8:25 AM

Love this!!

baclark  63740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 8:32 AM

A really lovely set of images, can't decide which I prefer because it's so satisfying switching from V1to V2 the V3 to V4!! The final result looks like the face of some alien being....but then I have been watching a lot of Dr Who lately....blame the Husband!!
I love what you have created here Bill. Excellent stuff!

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 8:40 AM

Oh dear.....That title !!
Big groan here Smile
Love your work tho'

6 Aug 2009 - 8:46 AM

WOW what a superb set of images, quite amazing stuff, wish I could manage something like this. I am in awe, love them all.


Hoffy  11262 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 9:09 AM

Great set of pictures.

danbrann Plus Member 11546 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 9:15 AM

An amazing image Bill from this never to be repeated process. Is it the Tesco Coffee now takng its effect.

6 Aug 2009 - 9:32 AM

After reading what you had achieved, I came backwards from V5 & can understand it better than going forwards.....
Fantastic work Bill.......love the end result of V1.

Sylviwhalley Plus Member 8113 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 9:58 AM

Great work, stuning results.

6 Aug 2009 - 10:08 AM

Great set of images Bill, such excellent work! I cannot begin to understand how you did all this (blonde rather than ginger lol), but you did it!!! Fantastic!
x Carol x

mikbee  8 Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 10:58 AM

No wonder you do not record procedures Bill.All that techno,gooble degook,would be enough to split Moiras wooden head open !! I thought No1 could be a bit of chrome detail of a classic car.Or a harley bike !! Good results here,however they were achieved !!

6 Aug 2009 - 11:17 AM

Bill this is supreme work mate, love them all.


Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 11:26 AM

A superb piece of manipulation, very clever Bill.

Best Matt

6 Aug 2009 - 12:01 PM

I like this, very clever.

Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 12:14 PM

Some one has way too much time on their hands....are you sure Moira doesn't need help with the house keepingSmile Actually, I very much like your end result, and doodling is such a fun and relaxing pastime. From a Yankee DoodlerSmileSmile

Morpyre Plus Member 101628 forum postsMorpyre vcard Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 12:53 PM

fantastic image - i really enjoy doing these kinds of images and the great thing is you can get one from a good base photo or make a potential delete photo into something cool Grin

i like the build up over the 5 images but V1 is definitely my favourite - an attention grabber and a joy to sit and work out =)

peter "morpyre" turner

thebopper  6 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2009 - 1:08 PM


tigertimb  740 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 1:52 PM

Torn between #1 and #2 Bill - #1 has the more abstract feel; like you've just won a cup for a major tournament, but I also like the clearer "rib cage" feel of #2
(thankyou for your bravery in commenting on my last couple of shots Wink)

6 Aug 2009 - 2:26 PM

Wow love these! Dunno how you've done it but they are great!
Marilyn x

graceland  102525 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 2:27 PM

like what you have done

now go on in the garden ( :

ChiliMan Plus Member 9135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 3:31 PM

Fantastic end result, Bill, and a well documented procedure. Cheers Smile

One has to wonder, though, what Moira puts in her stews...hmmm...


6 Aug 2009 - 4:16 PM

Fantastic bit of fiddling Bill! I thought it was some sort of silver ball bearing when I first saw V1.
Lucy Smile

casson  9 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2009 - 5:25 PM

Super work and manipulations

6 Aug 2009 - 6:01 PM

That's an awful lot of Magic! I really admire the ability to manipulate in this way. I thought it was the reflection in a wheel hub until I read your write-up. great result. Sylvia

Mikelane  8 Wales
6 Aug 2009 - 6:47 PM

Wow bill ,this really is excellent ,i cant pick a favourite ,all excellent ,well done ,regards

lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 7:07 PM

A really good play you've had here Bill, and I think you chose the right image for V1

John Smile

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England218 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 7:40 PM

Like your manipulation Bill - version 1 works well.
Regards Richard.

paulb20 Plus Member 8paulb20 vcard United Kingdom
6 Aug 2009 - 8:11 PM

Just amazing Bill.

lostintime Plus Member 7lostintime vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 10:10 PM

Must have been great fun doing these Bill, a wonderfully dynamic set.
(And yes, there was still something left in the fridge Wink)

Neeka  6 Wales
6 Aug 2009 - 10:32 PM

LOL at the title!!! Wonderfully manipulated!!! Why go for normal.

6 Aug 2009 - 10:46 PM

Fabulous images

samsalt  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 11:17 PM

I particularly like the Kalaidescope effect of versions 3 and 4 .

Looks like this has given you much entertainment Bill Smile , its like doodling but more hi tech .

Thank you for the encouraging comment today to which I have added a reply .

pamelajean Critique Team 9930 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1756 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2009 - 8:28 PM

I like V1 and agree with Mick, I thought it was perhaps a headlamp to a shiny vehicle of some kind.

riprap007  111568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2009 - 9:32 AM

I thought it was of reflections in a hubcap at first, second and third looks, works very well and good explanation too

bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2009 - 10:42 AM

stuning results

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 9:08 AM

...Dandy, you do like to play with filters and effects, and why not my friend? Life is short and this is no rehearsal.


tony64  11204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2009 - 9:51 AM

Really love what you've done here, and really good to see the progression from the 'original'. Looking at V1 I thought it was a chrome somethingorother! Then I saw where it came from! Amazing!

15 Aug 2009 - 5:18 PM

Interesting set of images - but you have lead with the right one, I think. I really love the abstract nature of this. Carol

29 Sep 2009 - 11:00 AM

Brilliant work Bill in fact outstanding & thanks for sharing how you got there!


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