Friday, May 18, 2007

The Sussex Tree

Here is a picture I entered in a recent Camera Club contest. It won second place. The category was Artistic Impression. I heard a rumor that someone thought it didn't fit the category but the judges didn't throw it out. What the heck, win or loose I like it.
This picture consists of two images. A polarizing filter was used to enhance the sky and tree in both. The in-focus and out-of-focus images were then blended in Photoshop. After blending using Multiply, the out-of-focus image was further blurred using Gaussian blur with a radius of 40 pixels. A levels layer was added to each image to fine tune exposure. The in-focus layer was sharpened slightly using Smart Sharpen. The image was then flattened and resized to post here.


At May 27, 2007 12:33 PM, Blogger Mama Of 2 said...

Now thats a cool pic! Love the colors... it would look good in my new bathroom downstairs... Oh too many to choose from!


At May 27, 2007 4:39 PM, Blogger Paul Wood said...

I have an 8 X 12 print here that you can have if you want it.

Papa Papa


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