Pat Centeno  

Canadian Rockies, Terrace View by Pat Centeno

June 2022 - Canadian Rockies, Terrace View

June 2022 - Pat Centeno


About the Image(s)

Shot from Banff Fairmont hotel July 19, 2012 at 9:11am. My camera was a Nikon CoolPix AW100. Details: ISO 125, 1/320sec, f/4.7, 22.9mm focal length, no flash. I took several morning shots of this charming scene with its gentle light, but preferred this one with a lightpost smack in the middle, as though gazing in awe at the mountains before it. I used Topaz Simplify filters on 2 layers in Adobe Photoshop to intensify the color in some areas and give the vignette look: "Oil II" (middle layer) and "Watercolor"(top layer). Then I combined the layers with a blend mode of "screen" at 50% and masked them to emphasize just the mountains.

5 comments posted

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
Wow, you completely and excellently reversed the feeling of this image. In the original, the foreground flowers are dominant, with the mountains receding in the background. Your artistic choices changed that. The white vignette lessens the impact of the flowers. And now the mountains and lightpost can take center stage and draw us into this composition. The newly enhanced details in the lightpost and mountains are wonderful. You did a great job.   Posted: 06/11/2022 17:18:28

Jaci Finch   Jaci Finch
I really like the use of Topaz Simplify, and had not thought about utilizing two layers. Lovely picture.   Posted: 06/20/2022 15:43:23

Gerhard Geldenhuys   Gerhard Geldenhuys
Cleverly done and achieving a desired result. Well done with a very pleasing scene.   Posted: 06/23/2022 03:35:55

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
I really like the way your white vignette softened the foreground and sides to bring focus to center-stage. Also, you did a fabulous job with this image to keep the perspective of distance and yet the mountains are just beautifully painted. Great work.   Posted: 06/24/2022 20:09:16

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
This was a lovely painting of a well composed photo. I like your decision to lighten the shaded hill at left. I was pleasantly suprised by your white vignette. My only negative is the black rim on the left side of the white ball.   Posted: 06/25/2022 10:11:03


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