More Eden Project...The Gardener


pschlute

Link Posted 30/10/2020 - 02:04

LennyBloke

Link Posted 30/10/2020 - 09:38
That's a beautifully worked image Peter - I'd guess you've put a fair amount of work into getting the lighting looking that good

...and great to see it at a decent size
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Chrism8

Link Posted 30/10/2020 - 09:45
LennyBloke wrote:
That's a beautifully worked image Peter - I'd guess you've put a fair amount of work into getting the lighting looking that good

...and great to see it at a decent size

Totally agree with John, very nicely shot
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pschlute

Link Posted 30/10/2020 - 10:19
Thanks to you both. I was never happy with the original as shot. The sky was completely lifeless and grey. With Photoshop's new Sky Replacement tool I was able to transform the image. John, you are right, I worked on several layers to "dodge and burn" to bring out detail and form in the "gardener" himself.
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MrB

Link Posted 30/10/2020 - 12:09
Quite sci-fi - I like it, particularly the halo effect around the figure.

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 02/11/2020 - 12:49
Looks well thought out and constructed
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pschlute

Link Posted 02/11/2020 - 13:02
cardiffgareth wrote:
Looks well thought out and constructed

Thanks Gareth. This was my first attempt at sky replacement and I wasn't completely happy so here is another version...


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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 02/11/2020 - 13:20
That works better

A mono could be killer also
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Sry

Link Posted 16/11/2020 - 21:58
At first look I thought that sculpture had been painted in digitally, with the halo being an artefact of the process... But the second version brought me back to reality. On closer look, and beyond the boldness of the colours, what I find interesting is how the 'bubble' shapes of the building echo the lefthand plants' curves, while the righthand plants' jagged spikes recall the gardener's hair and general angularity. The standoff between the curves and spikes is what makes the image work for me. I suppose any sky would make do, but the subject is not there, so perhaps a clear one (or with a cloud or two)?

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pschlute

Link Posted 16/11/2020 - 22:44
Sry wrote:
At first look I thought that sculpture had been painted in digitally, with the halo being an artefact of the process... But the second version brought me back to reality. On closer look, and beyond the boldness of the colours, what I find interesting is how the 'bubble' shapes of the building echo the lefthand plants' curves, while the righthand plants' jagged spikes recall the gardener's hair and general angularity. The standoff between the curves and spikes is what makes the image work for me. I suppose any sky would make do, but the subject is not there, so perhaps a clear one (or with a cloud or two)?

Wow. you looked further into the image than I did

I will start a new thread with the original, and a plainer sky as you suggest.
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Link Posted 17/11/2020 - 11:15
Great processing Peter, resulting in a powerful image.

Best regards

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