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Old 08-14-2007, 05:38 PM
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Creative Interpretations - Barren Rocky Mtn.

It is SOoooo hot out here! So, I decided to stay indoors and get back to scanning old slides that I have. I focused on scanning the "cool" ones that I took while visiting in Colorado a few years back.

Anyway, this one picture reminds me more of the desert scenery I saw while living in Arizona but something about it made me think that someone here might want to play with it. I don't think that the scan quality is very good, but I couldn't spend any more time on it.

For my interpretation, I did a little with it, levels, curves, find edges, crosshatch filter and I think that's it, had to quit, almost time to start cooking supper.

Have fun!

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Old 08-14-2007, 06:25 PM
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had to quit, almost time to start cooking supper.
Sometimes I get way too carried away with this sort of thing. Glad to know somebody knows when it's time to "Say 'when'"!

I decided to go for a BW conversion, something of recent interest. The red channel was the most useful, so I started by selecting that channel, select > all, edit > copy, click on RGB composite channel, new layer, edit > paste.

Using Magic Wand with tolerance 10%, (x) continuous I made and saved a selection from the sky area (select > save selection). Rumaged around and found a pic with some pretty clouds and resized it the approx size I needed. Copied clouds into the Colorado image, Select > Load selection (sky mask) and added a Layer Mask to splice in some the clouds. Did some tweaking with Curves for more contrast and finished up with a layer filled with 50% gray set to Overlay and applied the Noise filter (3% monochrome). I can almost taste the dust.

Thanks for sharing your pic. Stay cool...
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:04 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Barren Rocky Mtn.

Danny, I love it, it reminds me of an Ansel Adam's picture. Wow! I love what you did with the sky, it really gives some much needed drama and definition to the picture. Terrific job IMHO .
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:55 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Barren Rocky Mtn.

A quicky water color,
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:08 AM
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Gerry, your quickie watercolor, sure makes the difference between the original "blah" to "Aahh"; really, really nice.
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Old 08-15-2007, 08:19 AM
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Barren Rocky Mtn.

I was really amazed at what an auto levels correction could do... Then I played with contours and selectively enhancing local contrast and adding noise.

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Old 08-15-2007, 09:06 AM
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Michel, what a neat rendition! It looks like a drawing from a comic book, just waiting for some super hero to come flying in and save someone!
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:28 AM
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Just a quickie rendition bringing out a little detail.

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Old 08-15-2007, 03:29 PM
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Susie i love photo's of different places in the world, and i really feel for you being to hot ( not really it is cold and wet here in my part of the uk and whats more it is supposed to be summer ! ! !)

messed around with tone mapping and layering

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Old 08-15-2007, 09:01 PM
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Palms, you really got the feel of the area. Very nice rendering.

Carole, who spent her childhood in the Montana Rockies.
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