Andrew Hersom, PPSA  

Bike by Andrew Hersom, PPSA

May 2020 - Bike

May 2020 - Andrew Hersom, PPSA


About the Image(s)

This was taken in Norway during an excursion off a cruise. I was taken
by the colour of the bicycle and the purple flowers but of some reason
only managed to get one snap. I find the green foliage in the foreground
near the wheels a bit distracting.
The colours were intensified slightly then the image was put through the
Topaz 0mygraphic filter. I tried to soften the original or pixelate it
but this came out best. A bit over the top but I think it works - what
do you think?

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

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
(Groups 20 & 23)
Greetings from groups 20 (creative) and 23...I have a really easy suggestion to take this image one step farther...Put your original image, before Topaz, onto your computer screen. then OPEN this on it and move it on top of the original...then go to the left of your screen and click on the ERASE tool...then very carefully erase the bike and the blue pot...bringing the original bike up against the creative background...Final step is to merge the 2 layers. .try might like it...I do this all the time with my shoes and they get top scores for creativity...   Posted: 05/03/2020 15:15:27
Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a go when I have some time!   Posted: 05/19/2020 05:19:14

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
Sure do like this creative and painterly creation! Just wish there was a tad more space in front of the front tire.   Posted: 05/10/2020 11:19:24

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
If I had my life all over again I would go back and shoot it properly. I must have been mad.   Posted: 05/10/2020 11:24:28

John Kain
I think the cropping is a little tight and could some room around the edges of the bike and pot. Other than that I love the composition treatment and color.

What you could do is lay the original image over the op of this one in Photoshop and then change the opacity of the original to tone the color of the bike and pot are demished a little, then erase the outside around the bike and pot to bring the background back up to full saturation. Great image though.   Posted: 05/10/2020 11:52:31

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
Very much to my taste colourful and eyecatching. Ideally a little more space on the left would have been helpful. If you did go back again perhaps you would find the bike painted a different colour!!   Posted: 05/11/2020 05:56:18
Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
My wife thinks we have done Norway to death!   Posted: 05/20/2020 13:59:38

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
Colourful and great treatment. If I hadn't known I would have bet on the fractalius filter, because it looks very similar, but perhaps a little less harsh. A very enjoyable image.   Posted: 05/11/2020 08:18:04

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I like the photo a lot and have no suggestions.
  Posted: 05/13/2020 07:07:21

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Andrew, I love your bike photo and am very interested in trying your technique. But, I've looked in all my Topaz filters (Topaz A1, Topaz Studio and Studio 2) and cannot find the Mygraphic filter. Can you give me some help in finding that filter?
  Posted: 05/23/2020 08:53:16
Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
It is an effect in Topaz Studio v1 which gives you the option to sort effects alphabetically A-Z. So it should therefore be near the beginning. Note it's 0MyGraphic with a zero.   Posted: 05/23/2020 09:09:47