Julie Deer  

Busy City Skyline 2 by Julie Deer

January 2021 - Busy City Skyline 2

About the Image(s)

I have always been interested in turning an image into a circle, so decided to have a go. This was a twilight image of the Melbourne city skyline. I followed a tutorial on YouTube. The following link gives an easy way to make a tiny planet with the buildings sticking out.
I don't recall turning the image upside down, so maybe that is how the buildings went to the middle.
I enhanced the yellows and changed the sky to purple as there were already a lot of purple hues there anyway.
Happy for you to tell me what you think.

8 comments posted

Alison McMahan   Alison McMahan
That was a great video! He made it look so easy... I am sure it is not!
I love your picture. I can see from his and your example that having one building or other landmark that stands out adds to the overall effect. I like the purple in yours. I do wonder what it would have looked like with a blue sky.
I am inspired to try to make some good skyline shots of Manchester, NH (a challenge in and of itself as it really doesn't have a distinguished skyline) and then try this effect! Very inspiring!   Posted: 01/08/2021 17:25:37

Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Hi Alison, I'm glad that I have inspired you. It is a fun project and there are many tutorials on youtube. Just follow them step by step. This was my first attempt!
This is the original skyline that I used.   Posted: 01/08/2021 18:17:06
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Julie Deer   Julie Deer
This was another version, but this time the buildings stuck out. It was from the same original as above. To me it looks like a satellite.   Posted: 01/08/2021 18:21:25
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Alison McMahan   Alison McMahan
I like this one very much. I can't believe you got all that from one skyline image!   Posted: 01/10/2021 21:30:16

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Julie, this is really an interesting experimentation which I would like to try myself. It is great that you are trying new techniques to show your creativity.

And I like your further experimentation in response to Alison. Julie, keep experimenting and having fun.   Posted: 01/10/2021 09:52:13

Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
Julie...this is amazing! I watched the video. It seems easy, but I'm sure takes lots of practice. I think of the different possibilities. Thanks for sharing and for trying new things!   Posted: 01/14/2021 07:22:51

Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
I love your image! I have done a couple of circular planets and they are fun to do. The color harmony is beautiful. Love the purple sky. Super capture and editing-congratulations!   Posted: 01/16/2021 12:28:43

Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Thank you all for your lovely comments. I did have fun making these images. I just followed the YouTube video step by step. It was a lot of fun to play with.   Posted: 01/17/2021 07:07:29


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