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Chimney Pots Theme

Chimney Pots Theme
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Copyright: joy keogh (dipsybee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 250 W: 111 N: 621] (2456)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-08
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork, Experimental, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/11/16 'Chimney Pots' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-11-16 6:46
Viewed: 1094
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We have very foggy weather this week so it is not practical to go on a hunt for chimney pots.

Trawling through my archives I found this shot taken a year ago of a cottage in Portloe in Cornwall. It wasn't particularly the chimney pots that drew me to the shot but the ship's figurehead attached to the side of the house. I included the chimney pots purely to balance out the shot.

The sky in the original shot was flat so I wanted to import a more interesting sky from another shot. I tried to overlay two shots using levels but this didn't work as I couldn't erase the landscape successfully. After looking at the two merged shots though I thought I had an interesting result. With a crop, adjustment in curves and hue/saturation I thought the result was a little different. There is a connection between the two shots - the sea and the figurehead looking out across it.

Any tips on how to successfully overlay images in Photoshop would be appreciated.

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Hi Joy.

It cedrtainly attracted my attention, whan I first saw the thumbnail, its not one easily worked out what you did.
Great addition to the theme today and such a unique way to present. Having known a few haunts done in Cornwall, I was expecting a gem to come from that part of the county. Its very good the way the have incorporated the them and added a scene.

I'm sure you will be getting a much better answer to your question but i'll have a crude go at it.
If you wanted to delete a sky and add another you first need to be in layers, then select the whole sky using the Magic Wand at a setting of poss 20 to 30. Once hi lighted then right click and use feather. This has the effect of making the delte line more blurred thus giving a better chance of not seeing the delete line. Then delete and add a sky and place it behind the layer that you have just deleted the sky.

I'm sure someone may help in a better way than that.

Clkear as mud, I know tehehehe

stv ;o))

Hi Joy,

very nice contribution to the theme. I really like the POV! I love that the ship's figurehead is attached to the house. How cool is that?! You managed to make a very unique presentation out of this. I think your post processing results are great. It is a very dramatic composition - my immediate thought was that there is strong weather coming up and the Lady is watching out for her crew -in the house, haha... :) Lovely, well done!


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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-11-16 11:18]
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Hi Joy,an unusual addition to a home,for most of TLs viewing,but I guess not in Cornwall, where there are many fishing villages & homes of seamen,so the ships figurehead would not be that unusual,I'm surprised at the glass flower though.I like the painted mural as well.A good contribution for this weeks theme & the chimney-pots certainly stand out.Good clear details,well taken. I know you use Adobe & thought this article may be of interest,re adding a sky to an image. http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-replace-a-sky-in-photoshop

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-11-16 11:34]

There are two elements in this photo, both are interesting, I like th the ship's figurehead, good contribution to the theme

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-11-16 13:12]

Hello Joy,
good contribution to the theme. That is a wonderful composition. Very good job with wonderful effect with the statue to call reason. Very nice atmosphere in the picture.
Thank you and greetings.

Simply a fantastic observation, Joy!
A very well suited entry to Friday's theme.

The light and exposure are well done, and colors are natural.
Good architecture and nice artwork make this work so special in its appeal.
A well executed shot!

Have a nice weekend.

Kind regards,

Hello Joy
The whole picture is a beautiful piece of art...
the chimney fits the theme very well..and a bonus..
ship's figurehead(Beautiful)..great colors
Love it..

Wish i could help with the layering of images here Joy ,i am hopeless with Photoshop but this looks good enough as is , aside from the bit of overexposed sky it is quite an acceptable photo , the chimney/subject is there indeed and you have an eyecatching statue with a glass vase in its hand backed by a lovely mural so what more is necessary to captivate my viewing of this scene , not much else .
A valid contribution to the theme , tfs and have a good weekend ,

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-11-17 2:51]

Hello Joy,

This is a nice piece of art you're composed here. The ship's figurehead is charming and attching chimneys is a genuine idea. Nice presentation, well done. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

Hello Joy, it is the painting on the wall that I particularly like here.And I can quite understand why you were attracted to this cottage,I would have been too!
I will have to look out for this cottage when we visit Portloe.
An original entry for the theme.
Sorry cannot help with the PP work.
Tfs, regards Jean.

bonjour Joy
A certain mystery and want to be decrypted after first sight
original and well done
Bonne semaine

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