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Old 08-30-2006, 02:47 PM
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Harlech Castle

Here are few photo's of the castle that i took while on holiday recently the castle is in mid wales and was built in the late 13th Century (now ruins) on the first photo you can see in the background part of the snowdonia national park

Have fun

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ps Steve if it makes you think of another "ditty " it should be Men of Harlech
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:11 PM
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Thank you for the pictures

PS. Adjustments of contrast/saturation. Xero "Bad dreams" filter.

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Old 08-30-2006, 04:12 PM
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Thanks for the nice castle photos!
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:43 PM
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Hi Palms....

Lovely photos....looks a spooky old place!

Pavel...nice stormy sky...fits the old ruin well..

Dan...like your doorway...nicely toned colors...

I have also done a dark and stormy scene to add to the spookyness....In photoshop CS2 with Niks color effects and a blast of Lucis Art sculpture..

The second one i used the same....in reverse order..

The doorway i cropped and used xero illustrator and tweaked it with curves...

Patricia...
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Old 08-30-2006, 05:13 PM
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Patricia, Thank you!
Yours are very nice...
Brave Heart (Mell Gibson) could be proud in this residence!
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:25 PM
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Patricia,
Thank you.
I like you "spooky tower" rendering.
I tried to follow the same road and turned my "bad dreams" picture to what I technically should call "worse dreams".
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:00 AM
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Pavel like your use of the bad dream filter will have to add that to my list to look into and i think the colours in your worst dream are excellent

Dan i really like the way you have made the brickwork stand out

Patricia you really do sell the lucis art filter (maybe to me one day ) i had thought of the same crop as yu but changed my mind for some reason

funny how similar themes are thought of love the spooky ones although i must say the castle itself wasnt spooky.
Dan, Braveheart might be at home in the castle but this one is over the wrong border

i also have gone for the illlustrated look will try and think of sonething a bit different

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Old 08-31-2006, 07:26 AM
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Palms1, Thanks!
No borders if the money speaking all the days!
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Pavel...I also like the colors in your bad dream one...cool...

Palms....the colors and details are excellent...good illustration....

Thanks to all for the comments...

Patricia....
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On this one i used
impressionist Kentc's cezanne, a layer with graphic pen filter with reduced opacity
then boosted the saturation

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