Kerstin Köneke  

Two Horses by Kerstin Köneke

November 2019 - Two Horses

November 2019 - Kerstin Köneke


About the Image(s)

The little figurine of two horses is something my beloved granny once gave me as a child, because I am a big horse lover. Unfortunately during one move the tail of one got damaged. That doesn’t look nice on this photo, so I worked the photo over with PS and the Silver Efex pro 2 filter to change it into b/w and then to make a sketch out of it with the Redfield filter Fractalius. After that I did a little merge with the original picture and put a texture layer over it - tadaaaaa….! “ looks like new, doesn’t it?

Technical information: Canon 40D, Lens Tamron 90 mm, ISO 100, F 10, 1/30 sec.,

4 comments posted

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
Wow, Kirsten. This is beautiful. Did you have this final image in mind when you started to process this image? Did you just start fiddling with filters out of curiosity? A photographer really needs to be familiar with software and very knowledgeable about what these filters can do.   Posted: 11/07/2019 10:40:49

Kerstin Köneke   Kerstin Köneke
Thank you Connie! Yes, mostly I do know how the filters work, but by mixing them playfully, I often get my own surprise picture. But here I did know, I would get a scetch with Fractalius. Adding Silver Efex gave me the surprise how B & W can be worked over (gave it more impact I could imagine). The texture is one I made sometimes by myself and I merged it on purpose here.   Posted: 11/08/2019 23:57:00

Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
That is very creative ! At first I thought it was a drawing until I saw the original. It looks like the textured layer was put over but the background and the horses. I wonder what it would look like if the horses had a different color than the background ? I had to look up what Redfield was. Wow !
Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 11/10/2019 07:33:55

Donna Paul   Donna Paul
(Groups 24 & 61)
Beautiful! I love what you did.   Posted: 11/10/2019 20:57:18


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