The Winter Gardens

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  1. Rob_W

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    Took this in Blackpool, i deliberately shot it at this angle because i wanted a film noir kind of shot. It was originally
    shot in colour but i tinkered around in Photoshop and i ended up with this. Which was pretty much as i saw it in my head when i took the pic, if any of that makes any sense.

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    Awesome. It has a 20ties flair to it! Very nice. :thumbup:
     
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    You kicked a goal with this one, nice and 'noir'....the angle works for me too.
     
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    i really like this. i bet this was a difficult shot to execute, but you did it very well. the angle is what makes it so great i think.
     
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    Thank you for the comments, it's been printed out at A3 and hung on the wall, i'm very chuffed with it

    Rob
     
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    great job, i like it :thumbup:
     
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    that's really nice picture...love your shot..
     
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    Thank you

    I'm not sure if if this will help anyone and i'm afraid i can more 'do' than
    'explain' what i've done...

    Firstly, i added a better sky (yes, i'm so sad i take pics of interesting
    skies), i did this by duplicating the background layer then pasting the
    new sky between the two layers. I just used the magic wand on the
    upper layer (set to about 50) to delete the bland sky and let the new
    one show through.

    I flattened the image, then copied and pasted the red channel, which
    gave a new mono layer. I altered the colour balance on the new layer
    to about +20 yellow, +10 red (roughly). I then tweaked the levels down
    a little to make it darker.

    I created a new layer filled with black, i reduced the capacity to around
    85% and used the eraser brush set to a big brush to erase the centre of
    the new black layer which let the pic show through until i thought it looked
    about right.

    Flattened the whole image and thats pretty much how it turned out...

    I hope that made some kind of sense,
     
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    Excellent shot! Great work and PP!
     
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    absolutely excellent
     

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