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04/11/2018 12:00:06 AM · #1
Post your outtakes from the A Tribute to Stephen Hawking challenge here.
04/11/2018 03:29:43 PM · #2
This isn't an outtake, but it's the original from which I spun my ribbon-winning entry:

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A number of folks have asked how it was done. Long story short, nothing I came up with pre-rollover seemed worthy to me, then on rollover night I had an idea: maybe I could do something with a backlit colander? Maybe I could "spin it" in post and get a galactic vortex type of image, sucking the viewer out & away? I knew the tones would be wrong as shot, and that I'd have to add the radial element in post if I didn't want the whole thing to be a mess, but that's what PSCC and Topaz are for, eh? Basically, what I did was basic processing and cloning in LR and PSCC straight from a camera-phone JPG. Having done that, I added radial blur in PS then took it to Topaz Restyle to tweak the tonalities dramatically. Finally, I produced an altered version of the Topaz layer and set it to "lighten" mode, adjusted the opacity, and there it was :-)

I was pleasantly surprised with how well it turned out.

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04/11/2018 04:38:10 PM · #3
I did wonder. Love colanders.
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04/11/2018 05:01:08 PM · #4
Thanks for explaining and showing us.
Really good work!
04/11/2018 06:03:08 PM · #5
Originally posted by tnun:

I did wonder. Love colanders.
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Me too ... :-)
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04/11/2018 06:24:36 PM · #6
That is a very creative and imaginative idea. Thanks for sharing.
04/11/2018 11:08:43 PM · #7
Great idea and post processing.. I will look at my colanders with new eyes. :-)
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