Challenge: The Four Elements II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: Turner Field (Home of the Atlanta Braves), Atl, GA
Date: May 26, 2007
Galleries: Emotive, History
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2007
|RAW to jpeg conversion, Cropped, Sharpened, Sharpened Edges, USM, Magic Wand Tool, Eraser, Deep Blue filter, Enhanced Saturation, Changed Background Layer to Black & White, Clone Tool, Polygonal Lasso, Paint Bucket, Accented Edges, Master Opacity Change on Accented Edges Layer to 75%, Resized, Saved for Web
Being Memorial Day weekend, I wanted to honor our veterans by emphasizing the U.S. flag in the photo by turning this creation into desaturated photo, mostly red, white & blue.
Since the four elements specifically list air, I quite naturally thought that a wonderful blue sky would qualify.
Finally, even though the Earth on which the stadium was built could not be seen, the thousands of fans consisting of most earth & water certainly could be.
I realize that my thinking in preps for these challenges is a bit "deep" for "average Joe on the street", but I repeat that everytime I include one like this, I compliment the membership of DPC by expecting people of great intelligence to "get" me...IMHO. :)