Mike Fernandez  

Tossing Three Coins I the Founrlain by Mike Fernandez

May 2022 - Tossing Three Coins I the Founrlain

May 2022 - Mike Fernandez


About the Image(s)

This a composite of multiple images to create an image of thinking of the famous "3 coins in the fountain" song.
I have not been in the area of Rome where the alleged fountain is, so I used the known Pineapple Fountain in Charleston, SC.
I used a few layers in PS to blend this images. The coins were processed and turned to be in the right possition. The coins were from color to BNW to give them the luster and then a motion filter applied.
The sky was replaced with one set of clouds that was darkened and tinted a bit blue.
The fountain itself had very little done.
See attached the originals

6 comments posted

Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
The size of the coin in the fountain is out of perspective. Because it is larger than the center coin, it seems to appear larger as it moves away from the viewer, when it should appear smaller. Also the portion of the coin under the top of the fountain seems unnaturally fragmented.   Posted: 05/11/2022 09:57:44
Mike Fernandez
Good points... excellent observation.   Posted: 05/11/2022 10:22:24

Hazel Price   Hazel Price
Nice idea Mike and well put together. Good work on the coin in the water. Looks very realistic.   Posted: 05/15/2022 03:43:53

Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Mike, I like your pre-visualisation of throwing three coins in the Trevi Fountain in Rome and using the Pineapple Fountain in Charleston as a worthy substitute for your composition. The overall complementary colours of the bright yellow artificial lighting on the fountain and the dark blue of the clouds works well. It is a pity that the perspective and size of the coins doesn't match the scale of the fountain or the visual story you were creating, particularly the coin that is already in the water. Perhaps what is required here is for the right hand coin to be on the same trajectory as the middle coin but at a smaller scale and just about to drop into the water. I would be inclined to clone out or tone down the bright areas in the bottom left and right corners which are distracting and draw the eye away from the main subject.   Posted: 05/15/2022 11:50:25
Mike Fernandez
I was undecided about those 2 areas, Yes I should have remove them.
Also was noted before the coin in the fountain should have been smaller. Also the second coin in the middle smaller too.
The second being closer to fountain? I was trying to promote motion, but is good point.   Posted: 05/15/2022 12:47:54

Joan Field   Joan Field
So glad you pulled a concept first and then made the final product to match your idea. I always feel that these are the strongest creative images, but that's just me.
You did a great job putting this together and it sounds like a Lott of work to get that money in the fountain.
I can understand Steve's cpmments abut the coins, but this is creative, of course, so really anything goes. The concept is there.
In the future, I would suggest that you put up to three or four originals as separate images. I had trouble seeing the much smaller pics when they are put together like that. My eyes are going bad with macular degeneration, unfortunately.   Posted: 05/20/2022 16:11:10


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