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Old 07-13-2009, 06:03 PM
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A museum in San Antonio, Tx has this type of display as part of the architectural statement of their presence close to downtown. It has languished in my files for so long that I had to scan an 4 x 6 inch quick-lab print to be able to use it. It turned out nicely on my 13 x 19 inch Epson Printer.

I used Photoshop to do some adjusting and clearing flotsam form the scanner, white spots, etc. Then I used Filter Forge for a nice effect. Finishing off with OnOne PhotoTools 2 for a texture. Seems to become a routine for me these days.

Need to do something different to get out of this rut before next week when I have my other knee replaced and out of commission for several weeks.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:08 PM
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Here is another version of mine. Just cropped a little different. Amazing what one can do from a 4 x 6 inch image isn't it?
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:39 PM
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Seamless grid.
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:53 PM
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Really neat image, which stands by itself as a work of art. My attempt at a little ModArt? Gave the spheres color and texture, fixed a focal point, painted with Impression.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:05 PM
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I like what I see here! And am adding the rest of this because it refused my shorter message because it was less than ten words.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:36 PM
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Hi! What stunning architecture. Pieces like that, so dependent on sunlight to reveal their true form, fit in so well in sunny states like yours.
I saw them (the spheres) initially as a part of the solar system, so went in that direction. After painting on selections then changing layer blend modes then adding noise to the background, I ran the whole thing through Impressionist. I liked the idea in concept but the execution needs improvement.

Thanks for your contribution...it was a neat shot.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:48 PM
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What a neat idea. Thanx for that interpretation.
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Really like what you did here Veronica; big fan of space art myself.
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Thanks Gunner & Lyle, Oh heavens...I think I could have done much better if I tried another approach... but what a gorgeous building, no? If I could, I would have done much like Mining Art. Excellent!
Lyle, yours reminded me right away of Escher (me big fan). Love the lines, as for an etched appearance. Ever use Flaming Pear's India Ink? As for space art, this was a little thing put together for a Creative Matrix challenge:
http://www.pbase.com/veronica/image/112106271

Thanks again!
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In fact, that is primarily what I used for this Veronica. India Ink is one of the few plugins that I actually purchased (when you get to know me like others here do, you will get to know how cheap I am; lol).
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