Candy Childrey, PPSA  

Castle with Sentinel by Candy Childrey, PPSA

May 2022 - Castle with Sentinel

May 2022 - Candy Childrey, PPSA


May 2022 - Candy Childrey, PPSA

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About the Image(s)

The image this month is a castle from the UK with a Florida gator guarding the premises.
The original image was taken in the late afternoon. The entire image was darkened to represent a later time in the day. This castle was modernized, so it needed to be changed to represent an older castle. The modern windows were changed by adding iron bars from a penitentiary and darkening them. And the guard railing at the top of the castle was removed. Next the flood filter was added to represent the castle with a lake in front. It took quite a few tries to have the castle anchored on the grassy hill with the lake in front. Next the gator was added to guard the castle. A vignetted texture was added to pull the image together. The gator eye was increased in size, since this isn't real-gator eyes are very small. The eye was color edited to create a glow in the darkness. The only thing you see at night of a gator is its glowing eyes.

3 comments posted

Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
A well done 'Altered Reality" image - like the story of securing a castle the old fashioned way. Like the moody cast and the simple and effective composition. My only small suggestion would be to do a bit of dodging & burning on the castle as it looks a bit flat to me eyes - but not a big deal.   Posted: 05/09/2022 07:39:26
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Jan Handman   Jan Handman
What a great job you did Candy of completely changing the mood of both the castle and the 'gator. Your lake treatment came out nice. Love the enlarged and glowing eye. You also did a good job of taking the castle back in time by altering the modern windows and railings. The round and arched black windows near the top of the castle appear to be changed in the final version, but I kind of like them as they were in the original. This is a very nice composite. Well done!   Posted: 05/10/2022 14:38:57

Steve Estill   Steve Estill
I like the idea of the sentinel and your treatment using Flood with tyhe gator is excellent. Well done.
Like Jan, I like the eye treatment.
Broadway Tower is an interesting place - built as a folly in 18th century - I don't think it's been significantly modernised, but it's got some interesting additions (like the nuclear shelter!) From the top, on a clear day you can see 16 counties - it's also got an excellent tea room!   Posted: 05/15/2022 16:33:31


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