Charles Ayars  


Tracks by Charles Ayars

June 2020 - Tracks

June 2020 - Charles Ayars

Original 1

June 2020 - Charles Ayars

Original 2

About the Image(s)


1. It took the New York subway picture into Topaz 2 and use the neon slide.
2.Turn the subway from a vertical to a horizontal picture.
3.Cut the car out of its picture and inserted it onto the subway picture.
4.Sized, shaped and re colored the car to fit its new environment.


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

Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Charles, I have always been a fan of the Fractalius and Topaz Filters, both of which produce similar effects. I like the added Neon option which has created a cobweb effect that raises the image to a higher aesthetic. The way that you have used the linear geometrical shapes of the subway to form the roadway and imported the car onto it works a treat. Placement of the car in the upper part of the frame adds to the visual dynamic of the composite. Every time I looked at your image, I wanted to stretch the reality a little. Therefore, I have attached such a version to give a flavour of what I mean where I have used Crop, Rotate and Edit>Transform>Distort.   Posted: 06/18/2020 14:12:18
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Joan Field   Joan Field
Where did you get those lines in-between the subway columns that became the track? I like both versions, yours and Brian's. The concept of using the subway walls, rather than the tracks to make the tracks is so creative. The neon and fractals look work so sell here. I think you should name it "The Railroad Car," however. Altogether it took a lot of imagination to come up with this and you did a great job!   Posted: 06/18/2020 15:09:00

Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
This makes me wish I had photoshop. Nice work.   Posted: 06/30/2020 14:10:41