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Old 06-08-2008, 07:43 AM
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Amazing landscapes

Hi
Nice to meet you all i'm new here

so, can somebody tell me what i have to do in photoshop to achieve effects like those ? :

http://angelreich.deviantart.com/art...ridge-86489415
http://angelreich.deviantart.com/art...Lines-86984245
http://hougaard.deviantart.com/art/T...urney-87946451

i know that i have to make a great photo at first but what then ? are there any tutorials or something ?

thanks
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:22 AM
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Re: Amazing landscapes

Skies look masked into the original photo- study masking. Possibly a fish eye was used and then pic adjusted...not sure but the lines of the building still look a little distorted. Cars look like they are blurred, so pic was probably long shutter and probably late in the day. I'd look a books or search web about black and white conversion. Possibly multiple shots stitched together.
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:10 AM
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Re: Amazing landscapes

that photographer is using sigma 10-20

i have some other shots in colours ... but i dont know if its the same technique
look at works of that guy :
http://alcove.deviantart.com/


thanks for your help skydog
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Old 06-08-2008, 03:18 PM
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Re: Amazing landscapes

could the 2 first picture be pinhole cameras? I've seen similar pictures that's taken with pinhole cameras and then converted to digital file and enhanced in PS...

maybe!?
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:58 PM
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Re: Amazing landscapes

haha it's true, they look similar ;D

but tell me...how can i make long shutter shot during the day...the sky will be overexposed ;/
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:05 PM
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Re: Amazing landscapes

Jeg er en galen normann som liker å leke i photoshop?
Ikke dum den .....heheheh....
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:51 PM
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Re: Amazing landscapes

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haha it's true, they look similar ;D

but tell me...how can i make long shutter shot during the day...the sky will be overexposed ;/
You can take the pictures early in the morning or in the evening. Select your lower ISO, close to 22 or 32 and, if it is not enough, you can use a neutral lens filter or, if you don´t have one, a polariz filter (to steps down).

May be you have to know that photoshop have the posibility to places a lot of pictures into a stack (tripod recomended, but i have did it with handheld pics) and you can make disappear everybody. The trick is the next: no body can stay in the same place. You can take a lot of pictures and, when you put all together into a stack, you can keep out some of them, to get the desired result. Is very interesting for urban landscape.

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Old 07-18-2008, 11:27 AM
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Re: Amazing landscapes

Reproduce that effect it's quite simple if you have a DSRL and a tripod.. you've just to put on the lens an ND Filter (Neutral Density). I think that a ND400 it's good enough (you will lose about 8-Stop), but if you put on a PL also, you will lose about 9 Stop.
The part more difficult is to focus correctly, that just because the ND400 it's black..
you have to focus first and then put on the filter, without move the lens..
Bye!
(I'm sorry for my very poor english)
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:26 PM
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Re: Amazing landscapes

He bracketed a few frames (EV-1,EV0,EV1, etc.)
These were blended in PS probably with the align layer option.


You can clearly see that these are multiple frames because you can see a ghost of a guy on the bicycle, a car, and a van in this pic:

http://angelreich.deviantart.com/art...Lines-86984245

(look a bit to the right from the center of the pic on the side walk next to the stop light)
I'm surprised he did not remove them via a layer mask (quite easy)

The other concept people are talking about on this thread (using an ND filter) is also great however keep in mind when you use a strong ND filter (4-9) you are automatically looking at a long exposure (3-30 seconds depending on situation).

You could not get away with using a strong ND filter and long exposure in this pic:

http://angelreich.deviantart.com/art...Lines-86984245

The cars, bicycle guy would've been a blurr lines running across the frame.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:59 PM
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Re: Amazing landscapes

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Reproduce that effect it's quite simple if you have a DSRL and a tripod.. you've just to put on the lens an ND Filter (Neutral Density). I think that a ND400 it's good enough (you will lose about 8-Stop), but if you put on a PL also, you will lose about 9 Stop.
The part more difficult is to focus correctly, that just because the ND400 it's black..
you have to focus first and then put on the filter, without move the lens..
Bye!
(I'm sorry for my very poor english)
Then I would go for cokin filter system...Instead of turning the filter on to the lens, you simply add an adapter on the lens that has glass fittings to fit different types of filters...
http://www.cokin.com/ico15-A.html

If my explanation was a bit off...visit the link
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