March 10, 2010

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 …

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Here is the original image:

 

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1 Roel March 12, 2010 at 5:30 am

Neil,
Now that’s what I call “photographic vision”: great shot by itself, mirroring it made it fabulous. My first thought was that: what’s with the “cappucino”-text? Did he really photoshop that? But then it hit me…

You’re my guru. Do you have any favourite offers that I can make? ;-)

Regs,
R.

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