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You might like to use it as a desk top. I am right now :)

Of course this is photoshopped. I used a feature called high pass. Really like the effect.

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Here's the original.... (I've got much better 'natural' shots of it.... which is why I like the shopped version ;))

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This shot is in a wide screen format. If you use it on an old school 4:3 screen, you will either have to chop the ends off, or stretch it....

I had to size it down about half, for my web hoster to post it :( Looks freaking tack sharp, at twice this size on a wide screen HD monitor :)

Anyway...

Peace,

Fish

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Too much haloing for my taste, but a classic shot, taken on a beautiful day. Nice work.

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I will do my best to not rip that photo apart after taking 5 years of Digital Art.

Filters are not a mans best friend.

If you are an amateur Photoshop guy then props...if you like it...props, that is all that matters :thumbsup:

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Well hey then Grundle, you have opened yourself up ;)

If you would please, start with the (nearly) original shot I posted, and do anything you would like to it, to come up with something more interesting and different. I'd like to see what 5 years of digital art schooling can achieve :)

> Keeping in mind that I was not trying for anything even close to reality, with that shot. I've taken SO many shots of the GG bridge from that vantage point, that a lot of the excitement is gone..... which is probably why, for one of the few X's, in the last many years, I even messed around with the photoshop special effects for this one in the first place.

Way back in the day, I used to play with all kinds of photoshop special effects, and they were all really new and exciting to me. But I burnt out on that stuff a long time ago.

Nowadays, the extent of my photoshopping is typically just to bring back detail, remove noise, fix slight blowouts (thank God for RAW :)) etc. In other words, fine adjustments that novices might not even notice.

Peace,

Fish

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I think it's cool. Looks like a postcard.

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I have a couple of Atlantic beach ocean shots taken from my Nikon D90 that are absolutely amazing.

How can I post them here and do them justice?

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Chris, I literally meant to disrespect and "beauty is in the eye of the beer holder" oops i mean "beholder"

All kidding aside I decided to dust off the Photoshop and mess around. Did this in like 5 min, needs work. I like the more "ominous" "forgotten city" aspect of it.

What is important here is you reminded me how much i miss and love Photoshop, thanks!

p.s. NO its not sepia tone to whomever is about to think it.

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6443/5miny.jpg

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LOL......:blink:

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Chris, I literally meant to disrespect and "beauty is in the eye of the beer holder" oops i mean "beholder"

All kidding aside I decided to dust off the Photoshop and mess around. Did this in like 5 min, needs work. I like the more "ominous" "forgotten city" aspect of it.

What is important here is you reminded me how much i miss and love Photoshop, thanks!

p.s. NO its not sepia tone to whomever is about to think it.

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6443/5miny.jpg

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I dont see why all the hate. I like it.

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I dont see why all the hate. I like it.

Who said they hated it?

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Who said they hated it?

LOL......:blink:

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Too me it seems like people dont like it, I'd rather take active criticism than passive. Art classes my whole school career you have to learn how to take criticism...lay it on me!

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Too me it seems like people dont like it, I'd rather take active criticism than passive. Art classes my whole school career you have to learn how to take criticism...lay it on me!

It doesn't feature any of the skills you bragged about. Editing a photo shouldn't look like it was edited. What you posted looks terrible to me. It clearly looks like the five minutes of work you claim it to be.

But, what looks terrible to me, may be beautiful to someone else. For instance Chris's original edit - not my cup of tea.

Get the point?

This is a bass fishing forum, I'm not going to go into some discussion about art, and process either..

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Chris, you have any bad weather shots of that scene? Or one with a close up detail of the boats? That would be a cool idea for this faux-tiltshift technique: http://www.tiltshift...op-tutorial.php

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Well put.

I said I took Digital Art for 5 years. What that entailed was more on the creative side. We were encouraged to push the limits and make something out of nothing. I always like turning landscapes into "oblivion" or menacing. I like the clouds, I like how clouds by their own nature can be perceived as something else, like a figure person or animal, i think that what I did with the clouds still applies, but what the eye sees are images that tend to be more violent or obscure because of the opposites of what our natural perception of clouds are. To me the clouds set the tone for the rest of the image. A well known historic American landmark altered in an obscure way that invokes questions of how or why. The gradient map overlay changes the colors of the image to what I believe to be a wasteland-ish color, or representing an old photograph, along with the double bridge with a light opacity. All correlating to the images dark theme.

But hey, like you said 5 min.

The problem that I had with Chris's image was that the hue/saturation was off the charts. I like what he did with the clouds but would like to have seen the rest of the image different. But the other problem that I am having is that the more I look at it...the more it grows on me. It almost has this radiation-esque feel to it, and I think I like it. :)

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You shouldn't have to ever explain your meaning behind your work. Have confidence that it stands as yours, and leave its meaning up to the viewer. The view is probably too dumb to even know what you had in mind anyway, LOL.

I hear you about supersaturation, and I even go against my own preachings, like here and here.

Even Chris's High Pass filter effect that I don't care for has been used for some of my pictures, like here.

Why I did it, or what it means is up to you.

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You shouldn't have to ever explain your meaning behind your work. Have confidence that it stands as yours, and leave its meaning up to the viewer. The view is probably too dumb to even know what you had in mind anyway, LOL.

I hear you about supersaturation, and I even go against my own preachings, like here and here.

Even Chris's High Pass filter effect that I don't care for has been used for some of my pictures, like here.

Why I did it, or what it means is up to you.

That is where I disagree. A critique is when you or a group analyzes a piece of work, trying to understand the meaning, what you like or dislike and why you like or dislike it. I used to hate this and used to think like you, where everything you need to know is from the first moment you look at it you make your decision. Wrong. Like a PSD an image has layers. Not just what you look at the moment you see it, but there are many other factors involved in trying to understand the image for meaning. Artists intent, how aspect of the foreground and background play to the image's tone, the linear composition and color palette in regards to how it makes you feel or how it contributes positively or negatively to the image.

That is why my first response to Chris' image was so brash, all that stuck out was the hue/saturation extremes. But then I looked at it, examined how it made me feel, looked for his intent other than "hey that looks cool" (which i think it does) and saw that the over saturation creates a wild looking effect that almost looks, as i stated earlier, radiation-esque and creates an almost modern looking photo.

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I take pictures for fun. I have no need to defend my decisions. If your job depends on it, then maybe it's useful to find out what the rest think of your work..

Sorry Chris for running off the tracks.....

Did you see the tilt-shift effect I linked?

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And this why I never got into art. Way to much touchy-feely stuff along with the interpitation of what the artist was doing

:3d-funny-eyes:

To me the art is the making of the final product and not the finale product itself. Chris takes a great picture and to me thats art, his ability to get that shot.GrundleLove takes the picture puts his own spin on it and his ability to do that is an art.

In the end I'm not a big fan of any of the pictures but I can see that both Chris and GrundleLove both have amazing ability in their chosen hobby in which I posses -0 skill what so ever.

Hence my idea of art

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I don't even consider 99% of photography "art." Nothing I make qualifies. :lol:

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Hmmm, bite must be off....

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