- January 11, 2020 at 6:39 am #428726
Industrial silhouette with train rails… ICM. CC?
- January 11, 2020 at 11:24 am #428744Federico AlegriaParticipant
Little to critique here, but I must tell you something, it feels like you are starting to master this technique mate, keep on going, plan your colours beforehand and leave little room to improvisation. I think by the end of 2020 you might have a nice collection of shots like this!
- January 11, 2020 at 3:16 pm #428752TershaKeymaster
Petr, I should find something to suggest, but I can’t ….. I like this a lot!
- January 12, 2020 at 2:57 am #428770Dahlia AmbroseKeymaster
Hi Petr, this image works really well with the vertical and curved lines. Sorry, I cannot find anything in terms of critiques 🙂
- January 12, 2020 at 7:28 am #428783
@Federico: well, I wonder about some exhibition or maybe a book…
- January 12, 2020 at 10:38 am #428790P71Participant
Hi Petr , i agree with what everyone one has said it looks sweet , follow your gut feeling you are making some nice abstract work 😉
Thanks for posting.
- January 13, 2020 at 5:57 am #428836JasenkaGKeymaster
Wonderful abstract composition! I wouldn’t change anything in this case and I’m looking forward to seeing more of your abstract images.
- January 13, 2020 at 4:36 pm #428925Tom MParticipant
Yes, I like this too. I have experimented with this before, but never could get it right…
- January 13, 2020 at 5:29 pm #428930FrankParticipant
Playing around with color started by wanting to get more out of the sky, and also wanting to see more of those RR tracks lurking in the shadows.
1 added a curves adjustment which lightened all to bring out the tracks, but added a mask to keep the sky as its original tone.
2 add a curves adjustment to darken the image way down. This suddenly tuned the lower horizon a deep reddish color, but the top of the sky still lacked color.
3 with the eye dropper tool, the new reddish color was sampled and then painted into the rest of the sky, using the Hard Light blending mode with a lowered Fill and Opacity which turned into more of an orange/yellow color for the sky
4 For more color, added a tricolor gradient map with dark blue orange, yellow and red, then a Soft Light blending mode and lowered opacity.
In short, play around with your abstracts and you can create a variety of interesting versions!
If you only did one thing to your image, lighten the bottom half to bring the tracks out of the shadows. What’s not to like about nice curving lines? Those colored spotted lines are really neat, too.
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 1 day ago by Frank.
- January 14, 2020 at 7:16 am #428976
Great edit Frank. I’d like to have such a mastery of PP. I’ll try to reproduce your process purely for training purpose. I wonder if my CaptureOne can achieve that. Do you use PS ?
- January 14, 2020 at 8:11 am #428990TobieModerator
I like it – can see it covering a huge wall somewhere in a public place. I’d probably choose Frank’s version if I was forced to choose.
- January 14, 2020 at 6:35 pm #429043FrankParticipant
I do use Photoshop and used mostly all the colors found in the image.
- January 15, 2020 at 8:36 am #429078
Thanks for all comments. And especially for Franks edit… 🙂
- January 21, 2020 at 9:31 am #429594VincenzoParticipant
I love this shot Petr. I think it is very powerful. I still prefer your version being the Frank edit great but a bit too much.
- January 21, 2020 at 12:09 pm #429622
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