Stuart Caine  


Temple in Nairobi, Kenya by Stuart Caine

August 2020 - Temple in Nairobi, Kenya

August 2020 - Stuart Caine

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About the Image(s)

This image was taken 1988, I first leveled out the building, then straightened out the general picture, Then went into Edit to straighten ,transform, then used Skew to straighten out the two towers. I then used Luminar 4, working the image and adding the sky, then finished up the picture using Topaz. The image was converted using the Wolverine F2D Titan, Film to Digital Converter. I don't feel the quality is to bad as the original slide is over 30 years old. I also removed the two cars on the right side.
the camera used is a Minolta Maxxum Camera, which was the first 35mm camera with autofocus on the market.




8 comments posted

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
The photo is not sharp except for the sky so that is a sign that it is fake. The photo has been over processed. The color is not real. I have not been there but I went on line to see photos. The photo has way too much saturation. The crop has cut off a minaret.There is no point of impact in the photo. i am trying to help by being honest but it is just my opinion.   Posted: 08/01/2020 15:52:17

Heather-Dawn Joseph   Heather-Dawn Joseph
I like the cartoonish look of this photo. Awesome job in straightening up the architecture. I would have made the sky more muted where by it is not competing with the rest of the objects. I would also tone down the whites a bit. But all in all, nice job with what you had to work with. Very creative!   Posted: 08/01/2020 17:15:54

Lynne Lewis   Lynne Lewis
I dont know much about all the software you used but it does appear to have been overworked just with the list of apps. I do happen to like where you were going with it except the sky needs to align with the rest of the photo. Good candidate for a fun looking travel poster.   Posted: 08/04/2020 13:05:13

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
I agree with Michael's comments so I brought it into Photoshop and made some changes.
I first brought it into photoshop and went to transform. Using the option to skew, I straightened the minarets a bit. I then removed what was either a bush of some kind or a parking meter with a content aware fill.
I then added a nondestructive layer mask and brightened the towers just a bit.
Followed that by adding a sky in Luminar and for a bit of interest added a few birds to the sky.
Went to Topaz Sharpen AI and sharpened the entire image. And then went to Topaz Studio 2 and added the Travel to Tortuga image.
Hope you like the final result.















  Posted: 08/08/2020 12:15:11
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Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
I agree with Michael's comments so I brought it into Photoshop and made some changes.
I first brought it into photoshop and went to transform. Using the option to skew, I straightened the minarets a bit.
I then added a nondestructive layer mask and brightened the towers just a bit.
Followed that by adding a sky in Luminar and for a bit of interest added a few birds to the sky.
Went to Topaz Sharpen AI and sharpened the entire image. And then went to Topaz Studio 2 and added the Travel to Tortuga image.
Hope you like the final result.















  Posted: 08/08/2020 12:15:13
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Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
(Group 25)
Having just replied to your comment on my photo, I have to admit that there are indeed times when replacing a sky is the way to go. I like your version where the more graphic representation of the building matches the punch of the sky. On the other hand, I also like Beverly's more naturalistic version. I think it's all a matter of the intent of the maker.   Posted: 08/08/2020 13:53:17

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
Huge improvement.   Posted: 08/08/2020 14:23:46
Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
Thank's for your comments, it's always appreciated.   Posted: 08/08/2020 18:48:25

 

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