Return of Light

Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by Gordon W, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. Gordon W

    Gordon W TPF Noob!

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    It was suggested in another forum that I submit the image below to this forum for critique. So...comments anyone?

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  2. Scott WRG Editor

    Scott WRG Editor King of Smoothness

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    whoa.......
     
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    Absolutely beautiful!
     
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    All I can say is "Oh My God!"
     
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    Wow! I love it. The light has this otherworldly quality to it.
     
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    wow...how did you do it? the lighting it so nice. was photoshop involved in this one? either way, just...wow *envy*
     
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    apt title
     
  8. Gordon W

    Gordon W TPF Noob!

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    Thanks everyone for your kind responses.

    Yes, Photoshop was involved and heavily. The original bears only a resemblance to the edited version, although the only altering of the original where pixels were actually replaced was in the removal of a utility pole that was very conspicuous in the center of the frame and the lower half of the frame was cropped. Otherwise, everything was done globally to the image using Photoshop CS's Shadow/Highlight and Curves, Levels, Color Balance, and Hue/Saturation adjustment layers. A few broad areas were also selected using Quick Mask gradients and given similar adjustments.

    For anyone interested, this is more or less how the original looks...

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    The fact that the first incredible image could come from the last one is artistry in itself.
     
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    I agree, that's amazing! I've just started using Photoshop, and I've been progressing slowly (thank goodness for the How-To section!) I hope that someday I will be able to create something this beautiful! Great work, keep it up! :D
     
  11. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Wowza, and knowing the original that it came from

    :shock:

    oh....my.......gawd
     
  12. GerryDavid

    GerryDavid No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Gordon, thats a very nice image. :0). Well done.
     

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