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Small church Quebec City

Small church Quebec City
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Copyright: Richard Juneau (richardj7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 8 N: 79] (591)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07
Categories: Architecture, Artwork, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Sony Mavica CD-1000
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): • Wong Favourites •, Lens Lover's Award, manipulation majeure 2, Hors Concours [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-19 21:42
Viewed: 7348
Favorites: 13 [view]
Points: 79
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I wanted to get the unfinished art-drawing photo effect. I did not have my Canon MKII for this photo, but the Sony Mavica 2.1 megapixels (cd). Technically, I opened the file; Image duplicate; Filter - Blur - Smart Blur. In dialogue: Radius 3.7; Threshold 18.4; Quality: High, Mode: Edge Only. OK. Layer, New Adjustment Layer - Invert. In New Layer dialogue: Color: None; Mode: Overlay - Pin Light. OK. Merge two top layers. Click on small Layer Mask Icon. Choose softest brush with 25% Opacity, and brush the color back in with many strokes, leaving as much as you want in the B&W drawing. Hope it helps. You have to experiment.

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To Freddie: Help!Freddie 1 06-19 15:47
To erdna: Browsing aroundrichardj7 1 02-28 01:25
To Cat_Mouse: Small church in Quebec cityrichardj7 1 10-02 22:56
To LuciG: Commentairerichardj7 1 10-02 18:52
To ruudblok: re:richardj7 1 06-20 23:33
To nova: re:richardj7 1 06-20 23:32
To SILVA: re:richardj7 1 06-20 23:31
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To jcazes: re:richardj7 1 06-20 23:26
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  • jbate Gold Star Critiquer [C: 126 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-06-19 21:44]
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Hi Richard:

Welcome to TL. A very nice job. I love the painterly effect and I think the composition is just great. Next time please leave a note so we will know how you accomplished.

Je ne suis pas très friand des filtres artistiques Photoshop pour le plaisir d'appliquer un filtre, mais dans ce cas, ça fonctionne à merveille. Je dirais même très bien réussi. La composition originale est très belle. Excellent résultat! Et bienvenue sur TL!

This is brilliant! It is not only a stunning shot but your tech postprocessing is superb.
Well done! Welcome, Richard.

normally, i don't care for the drawing effects - but this is fantastic. you did an excellent job. the fade from b&w to color is what i really love about this. your processing leads my eye through the photo very naturally!

Looking at the finished product it's difficult to believe that this started as very good photograph. Your post processing work has worked extremely well. The colour of the church really draw attention to it, and the 'incomplete' portion simply effectively puts the subject in context.

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  • yra Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 0] (370)
  • [2005-06-20 2:52]

marveloeus, excelent, great work,nice pic, wow, no word can say about this photo, just grat,


Indeed a beautiful effect you got! Very clever, very efffective and very very well done! Congrats!! As for te colours you left just the right amount. Perfect!
take care, Stef

Yes I really like this. Looks like a village of the Netherlands. The beauty is to start as a drawing and end as a photo. I must say very creative work TFS

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-06-20 9:17]
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Magnifique resultat,Richard.J'aime bien lescouleurs pastels et la composition est tres bonne! Belle photo artistique! Bienvenue a TL! Michel

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  • SILVA Gold Star Critiquer [C: 321 W: 0 N: 0] (3917)
  • [2005-06-20 9:21]
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this is like a painting...just great..just love it...

J'aime bien la subtilité entre les tons de vert et le N&B. C'est une forme de dégradé très intéressante et qui fonctionne très bien!

D'autant plsu que le point de vue est superbe. C'est dans le vieux Québec on dirais. Les batisses ont un certain style qui prête à y croire.
BIenvenue sur TL!

Wonderfull picture and I don't know why!

Extraordinaire, ce traitement artistique!!


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2005-06-21 8:15]

Beautiful photo, Richard, It has a magical quality to it. Welcome to TL.

Exelent..Perfect..Well done

welcome to TL Richard :-) wow what an amazing first post.. this is magnificent! a beautiful scene to start with and simply stunning PP work... fantastic! this must go into my favourites ^_^

excellent job and look forward to more from you!


p.s. thanks for the useful info about the process :-)

A very interesting pic and the idea, looks like something out of history books. Lots of PP work with a great result.

Effet tres efficace qui nous dirige directement au sujet principal. J'aime bien la progression de l'irréel au réel.
Bravo et bienvenu sur TL.

Very good post processing work Richard. It truly does look like an unfinished painting. The photo itself is nicely composed.

Great "unfinished artwork" Richard, I do like the effect. The shot itself is well composed with good POV and DOF. TFS, Paul.

Bonjour Richard.
Un travail superbe, une carte postale ancienne, c'est réellement très bien fait!
Et la note d'explication est parfaite aussi.
Merci du partage!
Et bienvenue, un peu tardive peut-être, mais vraiment sincère.

This technique is perfect for achieving the effect you were after, Richard. This is a lovely composition to start with and this 'unfinished drawing' PP really makes the picture. Thanks for giving us so much detail on the technique.

Really great, art work. Looks like a 18th century reproduction, perfect visual effects.

Very well done.

Malik & Mary.

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-10-02 18:46]
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Hi richard!
Ta photo me permet de découvrir un effect jusqu'a présent encore inconnu! J'aime beaucoup le résultat, un mélange entre carte postale et petit mot du passé .. Les couleurs et la composition sont sublimes!

Great techneque, Richard. I tried it with perhaps less spectacular results, but good nonetheless. There are several other shots that come to mind that might benefit. Thanks for sharing your method.

excelent job. I like your picture becouse good motive and very detail explanation how ydou did it.

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  • kLe Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 2 N: 8] (56)
  • [2005-10-05 5:01]

Very kind that you explain your technique in your note. It is difficult for me to follow it, because I have a Spanish version of Photoshop but you opened my eyes to a new challenge. Thank you.
The results of what you did are nice. It looks more like a drawing than like a photo. I like those drawings that look as if the painter had not finished the work.

Hi Richard!
Very nice work!
Welcome to TL!


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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-10-08 13:40]

Wow, this is beautiful, what a very nice view in this street and the PP is really nice done !

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  • btokaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1049 W: 127 N: 167] (5744)
  • [2005-10-09 12:02]

Great composition. Very interesting pp work.

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2005-10-10 0:04]

Surreal mixture of reallity! Beautiful image!!


The effect looks great. I love how the path draws your eye in and the line drawing looks very nice especially with the quaint setting of Quebec city.

I`ts a very nice art work you have done here

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2005-11-02 6:25]

Bonjour Richard.
Tout a été dit par les admirateurs de cette photo!
Il me reste à vous féliciter et à essayer de m'inspirer de votre talent.
Robert Deschênes

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  • KellEy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 393 W: 48 N: 172] (2098)
  • [2005-11-13 23:20]

A magical post-processing job indeed!
Very whimsycal and lovely!

Hi Richard,
the effect you achieved is stunning! It really looks like draweing! And I can imagine that the photo is equally wonderful! At least the composition is fantastic. tfs


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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2006-02-27 12:52]
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Hello Richard! this is the first time I visited your gallery, so browsed around. I am impressed at your work, specially this one. The unfinished art work feel is what I like about it and I will definitely try one. You also have a very nice portrait of a pretty woman in "Basia 2".


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  • egerie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 643 W: 135 N: 266] (1968)
  • [2006-03-15 21:34]

Richard, c'est vraiment un très beau travail que vous avez exécuté dans cette photo. l'effet du dessin inachevé est parfait. J'aime beaucoup la composition de votre image...

Magnifique resultat! cela donne a la foto, le look vieux de la ville de Quebec.

Great experiment, Richard! Another important pic in TL for me. I hope I can do it too! TFS,
Freddie :)

marveloeus, excelent, great work,nice pic, wow, no word can say about this photo, just grat,

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  • vuk (216)
  • [2010-09-19 9:55]

bravo,A very nice job

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