With the run-up to WPPI 2010 in Las Vegas, I didn’t have the time to mention my latest entries to the Alive for 365 project. My choice for week 9 is this image which I titled a very obvious, “Cappuccino”.
The slightly surreal image is part of a London cityscape, with a double-decker bus whizzing past. The lettering in the sky is actually the lettering in the coffee-shop’s window. I had flipped the image around to have the word read correctly. I also juiced up the drab colors a bit with Topaz Adjust 4. Big news! Topaz just improved on it with a free upgrade to version 4.
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The effect that I used was the Psychedelic setting in Adjust 4. I pulled down the opacity, and even then masked the sky to reduce the effect further on the sky …
Here is the original image:
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