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18th of February 2007 (Sun), 10:37
I live here in Ottawa and one of the big events is Winterlude in the winter time. I thought it would be cool to shoot some shots of the canal with people skating, but when I got home, they just looked like normal shots.. nothing special... So I started playing around, and got the idea to make the image look like a painting of the canal (You always see the paintings)... by upping the saturation, and playing with the levels, I think I have a pretty decent image now.. something that looks much better than the RAW that came out of my camera.
18th of February 2007 (Sun), 15:47
very nice....great composure. love all the different colors against the white snow,
18th of February 2007 (Sun), 15:53
I like it. Keep playing and you might find better results still.
18th of February 2007 (Sun), 16:12
Thanks guys... I'll probably play some more. I have about 15 versions to play with. I wanted something I could frame here at home.
18th of February 2007 (Sun), 21:35
real cool shot, love the color of the peoples coats
18th of February 2007 (Sun), 21:38
Thanks.. I added a bunch of saturation, because paintings always seem to look that way... makes the people like almost surreal...
18th of February 2007 (Sun), 22:15
Nice pic, mtb, though I don't think saturation is enough. If your photo editor has artist tools that can convert a picture to say, watercolor, impasto brush strokes, or the like, then you can use that to make this really look like a painting.
Looking at this pic, I somehow feel that a pointillist effect, such as that found in Seurat's paintings, will lend nicely here.
18th of February 2007 (Sun), 22:20
brb .. btw nice handle... only bikers would know what you are! hah
I'll test out some filters in PS... really I was just playing to see what I could acheive without filters, but the full effect, might be worth my while. ;)
18th of February 2007 (Sun), 22:40
Thanks mtb! I knew you were a bike enthusiast. Share us the pic when you're finished....
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