Peter Newman  

Street Reflection by Peter Newman

July 2024 - Street Reflection

July 2024 - Peter Newman


July 2024 - Peter Newman

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July 2024 - Peter Newman

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About the Image(s)

About: Highline Park in New York City was created from elevated RR tracks that used to bring cattle to the slaughterhouses. I was walking near the entrance to the park. When I saw this building I thought that the window reflections had potential. In post, I selected the first window to the right of the left post: enhanced it; played with edit tools in ACR and PS, but although I liked the curves, I couldn't get a color pallette that I liked. So I tried GF. I instructed GF to paint the image in the manner of cubist art. OK, but I saw no relation to the original reflection. I then adjusted opacity; stamped to combine the layers, blended the image, blend mode "Difference"; inverted, Done. Although the image is not eligible for competition in PSA, I like it. hope you have comments.

4 comments posted

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Very creative, I like the colors. It might be a great pattern for fabric.   Posted: 07/06/2024 14:05:01

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Peter, This image is very creative. It could be a piece in MOMA. While the GF piece may not fly in PSA, there are other legitimate things to photograph for the color art like wrapping paper, oil paints swirled on water, food coloring swirled in milk, or your own art creation. The small details in the final image keep a viewer's interest. Karl   Posted: 07/06/2024 15:14:08

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
Peter, the reflection is wonderful. I especially like the sign as it adds interest. The AI version of the image is colorful and fascinating, but I also think that the original reflection could be just as interesting in your hands. The abilities of AI are impressive and growing stronger. Thanks for showing us what AI did with your image.   Posted: 07/11/2024 19:20:35
Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Judith - Thank you for your kind remarks. Just this morning I saw a YouTube video from Colin Smith, that shows in detail how to increase the resolution of a low-resolution image such as an AI generated image. While I have not fully tested his solution, it should work on any low-res image. His method is slow hut, he gives away an action.
My personal solution is to process the image with Topaz JPEG to Raw, which converts the image to *.DNG. I then open the dng file in ACR, enhance and set the desired resolution in ACR.

Link to the video.
[]   Posted: 07/12/2024 16:43:28


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