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A creation with apologies to Utahans

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by sfoxjohn, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. sfoxjohn


    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    Linked Arches.


    Since this is not strictly speaking a landscape photograph, but a composite of two photographs (background and arch), and since there is no "Miscellaneous" category, I have placed it here.

    If members feel that this is not an appropriate picture for the Cafe, please feel free to say so and I will make sure not to post anything like it again. Positively no feelings will be hurt. It may be more appropriate in a PhotoShop forum.

  2. No need to apologize to this Utahn. Cool image, if you strung enough of them together it would make a chain. Isn't it fun to play around in PS just to see what you can do?
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    I think it is a wonderful image.

    Your details of how to do would be great also. So we can learn.

    We need a forum that addressed out creative talents.


    Or the artsy Phartsy Phorum.

    Whatchathink All

    It is time......
  4. sfoxjohn


    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    Thank you Gordon.

    For more Utah Photos check out


    and for more of these "creations" check out


    All but one are from Utah pictures.

    Thank you Gale. For probably the best book out there on retouching check out PhotoShop Restoration & Retouching by Katrin Eismann. She is excellent. All the internet bookstores carry it.

    The second link above contains other examples which were much easier than the arches. Only cutting, rotating and pasting. If you try it, good luck.
  5. Like your images from Arches. I have lots of slides from that area but no digital. Will have to take another trip there. Enjoyed your gallery.
  6. Simon


    Apr 30, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    I like it - it reminds me of the artwork I see whilst trying to play a computer game called Myst.

    A bit gothic but not quite earthly. Like, it's an emblem from some other place.
  7. very clever...

    Nice. I think it is very clever and really works well. I like it a lot.

  8. sfoxjohn


    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    Thanks to Gordon, Simon and David.

    Simon and David here is the principal source.


    The background is from Everglades mud. Took a picture of a flower and the underwater mud behind it is what is here. I use it for portraits sometimes because it looks like one of those backdrops they sell. In PS it is easy to change the color etc.
  9. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    I have the book
  10. sfoxjohn


    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ

    I misread your post. You were suggesting a forum for such things and when I saw the retouching part I thought you were asking for info on that.
    The older I get, the more I see things that aren't there!


  11. Hi Gordon -

    I like your image and I think that you did an excellent job - much better than I could - in doing the "over and under" combination of these.

    Now, I hope that you don't take offense with this, but . . .

    the arches' color, shape, and texture reminds me of what I saw underneath the top English muffin of the Egg McMuffin I had this morning! LOL.

  12. Sorry, John! Multitasking is certainly - and obviously - not one of my strong points!

  13. royk


    May 24, 2005
    Houston, TX/USA
    Wow.. very creative. I like it.

  14. SRA


    Jul 29, 2005
    Orem, Utah
    I think it's very cool. Nice work.
  15. sfoxjohn


    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    Thanks Eric. But if I were you I'd find another place for breakfast.
  16. sfoxjohn


    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    Thank you Roy and Scott.
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