Dirk-Olaf Leimann  

Culture Island by Dirk-Olaf Leimann

August 2020 - Culture Island

About the Image(s)

This image shows the culture island of the island Borkum.

Technique: I used an effect filter to duplicate the front of the building.

5 comments posted

Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi

This image is a beautiful play of lines, shape, texture, light and shadow. I like the two bicycles that add interest points as well as the reflections captured in the windows.

My suggestion is to look closer at where the sky and building meet camera left. I find the greyish areas distracting. Is this what is termed banding or is this caused by blending/merging two images and your blending technique.

I can see where the door bottom of camera left is the same as the door on camera right second level and that the two bicycles are the same. Thus it appears you blended the images. You may consider making this less obvious by changing the the position/sizing/orientation of one of the bicycles.

Can you describe your technique for creating this image?   Posted: 08/01/2020 16:24:00

Jose Luis Rodriguez   Jose Luis Rodriguez
Hi Dirk
A high contrast image
I understand you used a multi-image filter to get it on camera   Posted: 08/03/2020 17:54:34
Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi

Thanks for explaining what Dirk did.

  Posted: 08/06/2020 22:50:03

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
An interesting idea, Dirk, but its not "pricking me". I love the extreme Black and White Contrasts and the subject is perfect for this....but I am not a fan of the cloning technique, so it puts me off.   Posted: 08/07/2020 07:06:43

Georgianne Giese   Georgianne Giese
Original image? Technique?
I really like the form and lines in this image. To me, this is one of your best, though for me, it needs a few tweeks.

For improvement, you might wish to make the semi-opac intersections totally solid, with no fading out. Those areas really attracted my eye and seemed to contradict the stark contrast in the rest of the image.   Posted: 08/10/2020 21:04:48


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