Steve Wessing  

Street Cow with Mirroring by Steve Wessing

May 2020 - Street Cow with Mirroring

May 2020 - Steve Wessing


About the Image(s)

This image of a street cow was taken with my Samsung S7, and processed in MirrorLab and Gimp...

6 comments posted

Phillipa Frederiksen   Phillipa Frederiksen
Definitely an unusual view of the cow! Although I'm not too keen on the strong yellow color, I DO love the way you have the cow's horn's matching up with the building behind.
This has the makings of a strong graphic design. I'm wondering if you had thought of painting the busy background in black (or whatever), leaving just the mirrored cow and the building behind showing?   Posted: 05/12/2020 20:28:06

Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Steve, I like the interaction between the mirrored cow and the vehicle behind it. Combination of the original image with a flipped version and removal of the spare horns works well to blend the composite with the building in the background. It is interesting how in the final version the cow's nose has become cheeks.   Posted: 05/13/2020 15:05:00

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
(Group 5)
Certainly a fun image and I imagine you had fun making it, but what is MirrorLab and Gimp? Thanks for showing the original   Posted: 05/15/2020 07:45:40

Joan Field   Joan Field
Reminds me of a cow sticking its tongue out at me. It works well, but I would prefer not to see the bright colors of the car as it distracts me from enjoying the composition you have created. I would either fill that in with black or darkest he red areas considerably, I love those sidewalks characters. Yellowstone has bison on almost every corner.   Posted: 05/15/2020 13:56:30

Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
I apologize for the short description. I was in a hurry to get it posted in time. Mirror Lab is a photo manipulation app. I use it on my android phone. The photo was part of a sequence taken with my Samsung S7. The filter I used was just simple mirroring. Mirror lab has many other filters, from basic doubling to kaleidoscopes and fractals. I was able to adjust the center to make the orb in the window and the 'center' eye look somewhat natural. I then opened the resulting image in gimp, which is an open source image editor similar to Photoshop. I increased the color saturation and contrast and reduced the brightness, then used curves to increase the luminance.   Posted: 05/15/2020 14:05:17

Peter Newman   Peter Newman
When I first opened your image only the bottom showed, and to me it looked like a turtle. Then, I looked at the rest of your image, but had to fight to get the concept of "turtle" out of my head. Finally it happened, and think your image is both colorful and imaginative. I suspect that you have created a composite with at least four layers each containing an image sections. I like the way you adjusted and blended the colors, so that each color and layer makes a positive contribution to contributes to the whole image. Very nicely done.   Posted: 05/16/2020 19:17:54


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