Surreal Windmill

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  1. tempra

    tempra TPF Noob!

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    I was out this afternoon with the kids, and taking photos of an old windmill thats not too far away. I was playing with exposure, and shooting directly into to the sun, with a bit of cover from the windmills blades.

    Had a polarizer on it, but when I got back, I was just messing about with levels, and all of a sudden this popped out. I know it's not your usual crisp clear and clean shot, but I kinda like it.

    Whatcha think?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I kinda like it, too, even though it's so obviously photoshopped (usually a big :thumbdown: for me). But I like the strong silhouette. :)
     
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    I really like it! I think is stands out so well and love the sky coloring!
     
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    I like the colours and the magical atmospheare :D nicely done!
     
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    I too like it.
     
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    this is an awesome shot! :thumbup: i generally like to mildly tweak images in PS but sometimes i PS the hell out of them.....so what; as long as YOU like it, thats the bottom line, eh?
     
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    i like it a lot! it's sooo dreamy feeling!
     
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    awesome stuff... ps'ing pics can be pretty darn fun when you're just messing around with random levels and settings.
     
  9. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Your PSwork certainly adds a LOT of drama to the whole picture - which must have been good in the first place, but supposedly nothing compared to the end result of your "tweaking". Dramatic. Make it into a viewcard. It ought to sell well.
     
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    Totally agree. As an amature to PS I tend to make a real mess when I start fooling around too much. IMO you have created a visual treat to my eyes, one worthy of hanging on a wall, bottom line.
     
  11. tempra

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    Thanks all for your comments, glad it's not just me who likes it :mrgreen:

    Here's the original that it came from, it was actually a beautiful sunny day, but I expect it's because it was right into the sun that washed the colours out.

    Cheers.

    [​IMG]
     
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    anyone can copy a scene but to alter it to something unique and interesting makes it original, nice work.
     

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