Ian Ledgard, GMPSA/b, EFIAP/p, AWPF, GPU-Cr5  

Stained glass swirl by Ian Ledgard, GMPSA/b, EFIAP/p, AWPF, GPU-Cr5

July 2024 - Stained glass swirl

July 2024 - Ian Ledgard, GMPSA/b, EFIAP/p, AWPF, GPU-Cr5


About the Image(s)

The original is a shot of a piece of stained glass work at Golden Acre Park, Leeds.
Cropped and straightened then used the spherize filter. Next Selected subject and added a red stroke around the oval shape. Then changed background corners to black and finally the red key line.
Not certain about the top, but would welcome your suggestions.

5 comments posted

Tim Kemp
(Group 60)
Hi Ian, Tim from Group 60 here, just happened to be browsing and saw your interesting image and query re the top and thought I'd have a quick play (& of course got a little carried away - I hope you don't mind, and hope some of it may be of use).
Straightened and cropped (removing the columns of red framing tiles either side - that avoided getting the pie slice when spherized).
Used Polar Coordinates to spherize the image.
Used transform to make it a circle (just a personal preference).
Made a very loose selection around the seam (where the slice was) on the upper part of the image where it joined, used Generative Fill (no prompt) to remove the seam.
  Posted: 07/01/2024 21:31:40
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Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
No problem at all Tim, I welcome all suggestions. Pleased you found time to play around with my image and give it an alternative presentation with one solution to solve my problematic top.   Posted: 07/02/2024 02:58:57
Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
Love what you did to this - thanks for sharing the process.   Posted: 07/12/2024 11:35:11

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
(Groups 20 & 81)
Lovely colourful image to do this technique on. I like the bird in the centre!! Not too bothered about the top slice.   Posted: 07/04/2024 11:44:11

Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
Really like this swirly rendition - not too swirly, and can still identify some of the objects. Love the colours as well - nice contrasts and nicely saturated. Good subject for the swirly filter. The spike going to the top is not a big deal for me, as I use it to give my eyes a rest, as they move their way around the image. My only suggestion would be to give the oval some space all around - the tight red line feels like it's squashing the subject.   Posted: 07/12/2024 11:33:19


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