N. Sukumar, APSA  

Sektblumen by N. Sukumar, APSA

October 2020 - Sektblumen

October 2020 - N. Sukumar, APSA


About the Image(s)

Original image from the Kupferberg champagne cellars (SektKellerei-Kupferberg) near Mainz, on the Rhine, Germany. Founded in 1850, the winery has the deepest layered champagne cellars in the world, seven floors deep, comprising 60 cellar segments, up to 50 meters underground.
I was drawn to the symmetry of the composition; so I duplicated and flipped the image, then duplicated again. The outer layer was distorted with the spherize filter, and the inner layer subjected to polar coordinate trasform. The resulting image reminded me of a barrel cholla cactus. So I selectively adjusted hue, saturation and color balance to give a green tint to the blooms. Finally cloned a little bit at the bottom so as to soften some of the hard edges created by the polar coordinates trasform. Couldn't resist filling up some of the black space near the center of the image with my (similarly transformed) copyright logo.

4 comments posted

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
Just one spectacular creation ! Like everything except for the signature.....sorry !   Posted: 10/09/2020 13:34:07

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
l have to agree with Mark. The image is spectacular, but the signature does take away from it.   Posted: 10/11/2020 06:21:33

Mo Connelly   Mo Connelly
Very skilfully finished image. I agree re. signature.   Posted: 10/19/2020 12:07:34

Marcus Miller   Marcus Miller
I like the way the image draws you into the vortex. Your attention to all the steps turned out a unique image.   Posted: 10/20/2020 12:49:57


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