Mike Cowdrey, MPSA  

Circle of Trees by Mike Cowdrey, MPSA

December 2019 - Circle of Trees

December 2019 - Mike Cowdrey, MPSA


About the Image(s)

The tree line was taken in our local park, and given the normal
basic treatment - Haze removal, Lighting, Colour and Contrast adjustment, Poster
Edges set to a minimum, and some vertical cropping. I then gave the image a
Polar Coordinate treat, and resized result to an exact circle. To fill the sky a touch,
and create a sense of direction, I cut and pasted 4 geese into position.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
10 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
(Group 81)
Really eye catching. Love the colours and the effect you have given the image.   Posted: 12/06/2019 15:36:00
Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
Thanks Angela!   Posted: 12/07/2019 00:37:16

Jennifer Empey   Jennifer Empey
Me too, love the treatment and effect. And, the geese works in drawing the viewers eye in.   Posted: 12/10/2019 07:57:39
Jennifer Empey   Jennifer Empey
I looked at it again. On the left hand side there's a hard line, that could be blended in.   Posted: 12/10/2019 07:58:50

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
A splendid image Mike. The one problem I find with the polar co-ordinates filter is the one spotted by Jennifer - that hard line which often occurs at the join of the two edges. Just a little cloning would disguise this here.   Posted: 12/12/2019 14:15:29

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
Wow! Love this effect and the addition of the birds fits perfectly. Maybe try to make the yellow border more uniform?   Posted: 12/12/2019 14:47:40

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
I really like this effect. Creative. Wish I knew how to duplicate it.   Posted: 12/19/2019 16:16:26

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Really nice effect.   Posted: 12/22/2019 13:05:36

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
Thanks for all your posts. Have a GREAT Christmas!   Posted: 12/23/2019 10:40:02

Kerstin Köneke   Kerstin Köneke
(Group 12)
Well done with the centered group of flying birds!   Posted: 12/29/2019 06:46:23