Didn't you once dream to leave the dark complexities of the world and follow a smooth and silent glide into the light ? Well this week I did. I just hope for a gentle landing on Monday.
As everyone made remarks about the strange sun, I did some homework to fix the halo effect. I don't know exactly where it came from. I know it was a lot of work to get rid of it. It was a lot of trial and error. Eventually I selected the sky (sun included) and made a layer of that selection, selected the sun and made another layer of that selection. Then I made the sky layer somewhat brighter with an opacity of 75%. I then added some (yellow) color to the sun layer (opacity 100%). Merged layers with background, resized and sharpened. Et Voila
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sway (436) 2005-07-03 7:33
I like the ballons in the distance.
Luan (12971) 2005-07-03 8:25
ce n'est pas que le reve d'Icare mais le mien egalement, j'aimerais pouvoir m'elever dans le ciel et observer la nature de haut...Les couleurs pastels sont fantastiques ici, tres joli pano et silhouttes.
jhm (154548) 2005-07-03 8:26
I find these RP better than the other, very good job here! My compliments!
RegisMinot (1543) 2005-07-03 8:37
Bonjour Philippe. Lerésultat est chouette mais il serait intéressant de voir la photo d'origine avant toutes ces transformations. Peut-être en workshop.
robiuk (10807) 2005-07-03 12:39
Thanks for reposting the photo, Philippe - now it looks MUCH better so I'm ready to repeat my previous critique:
The image is well composed and I like the transition of colours on the sky. Silhouetted FG works well with this simplified sunset landcape shot and baloons below the horizon make me wonder about visiting distance places and pleasures of travel.
bantonbuju (51815) 2005-07-03 16:25
salut philippe, this is a tremendous analysis of the plethora; great tonal range, the-winning composition, and the 2 baloons are a bonus;
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-07-04 4:41
Si Icare avait eu une Mongolfiere, cela ne serait pas passé de manière si dramatique :))
Un joli soleil et dans le ciel ces deux ballons qui tentent de l'atteindre.
pamastro (7290) 2005-07-05 0:44
I think this really beautiful. The sun looks good standing out boldly from the sky but still very much blending into it. Much more natural than the original. The wide landscape formate really helps with accenting the silhouette, the colors cooling and the two balloons. It gives those two a lot of wide open space to silently float over.
capthaddock (28790) 2005-07-06 9:45
Hi Philippe - beautiful sunset, I like the result of the PP work, the hot air baloons are also interesting.
supereira (9576) 2005-07-25 5:15
Great shot.I like the composition and point of view.Good contrast between the sky and the black silhouettes.Good colors,light and sharpness.I like the detail of the ballons.Well done!
singuanti (15250) 2005-07-26 17:33
Hi Philippe. What a strange and wonderful sky. The color changes across the sky really impress and make the shot for me. Of course the contrast between the silhouettes and the sky is outstanding too. Well done Philippe.
jemaflor (98771) 2005-08-01 5:36
Bravo pour cette présentation, les couleurs sont parfaitement capturées, la composition impeccables et le détail des mongolfières donne un plus très bien vu.
aznegrao (10316) 2005-08-03 4:55
Gosto deste tiro noturno. Bem composto e com muitas cores, texturas e informação, gosto disso.
- Copyright: Philippe Remels (premels) (2400)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 70, 70-300mm f4-5.6 AF
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-03 7:30