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November 2019 - More Bricks

November 2019 - Steve Wessing

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Here is another example of a poor exposure becoming an artistic one using gimp.
First I created a copy layer. I used 'color>auto>equalize' and set the layer mode to 'divide', then used 'layer>new from visible'. On the new layer I used 'colors>map>alien map', 'filters>enhance>unsharp mask', and repeated 'colors>auto>equalize', then set the layer mode to 'darken only'. I again used 'layer>new from visible, and set the mode to 'color. I repeated this twice more, using layer modes 'screen' and 'grain merge, and I thought It was done. But it just wasn't quit as good as I wanted it to be so I quit working on it. The next day, I had an idea. I created one last 'layer from visible', and used 'colors>invert'. ...Bingo!


2 comments posted

Susan Dunn   Susan Dunn
HI STEVE, I don't use GIMP but I can get the drift of your transformation. Its amazing how a record shot can be transformed into some thing really interesting to look at. I particularly like the lead ins in the front the the picture. The Triangles taking us to the back of the photo. the rim of buildings and trees has a lot of eye-catching detail. I feel that is overwhelmed by the sky. The sky reminds me of very neon cotton candy sitting on top of this picture. The raucous colors create several moods such as impending disaster. Not sure what I would change in that sky, but it seems to devour the image. Maybe that is a good thing. Jury still out for me.   Posted: 11/09/2019 11:28:25

Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Hi Steve,
I agree with Susan's comments. I think it is a really interesting image, with detail that seems to change every time I look at it. For me, the sky keeps drawing my eye away from the detail in the lower portion of the image. I made a small crop, that to my eye makes the sky a tad less dominant.   Posted: 11/11/2019 11:38:43
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