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Collection: Kuwait
Location: Kuwait
Date: Oct 5, 2007
Date Uploaded: Oct 7, 2007

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Comments: 25
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Desert plantlife, kinda. Borrowed Lesley's window overlay, but need to practice to get the hang of the erasing part. Reduced overall opacity of the overlay then erased over the plant. I should add that before doing the overlay thing, I had used curves and levels to find contrast - any contrast - converted to B&W, quadtoned, and added grain. In other words, edited the living daylights out of it.


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02/13/2008 03:37:29 AM
you borrowed my window and i never even saw you. ;)
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12/04/2007 01:50:36 AM
so cool, good title too. :)
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12/01/2007 07:38:16 AM
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL my dear - well done - great use of the overlay!
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11/15/2007 03:25:35 PM
Wow, is that ever nice. The faraway elements give this perspective that feels lonely and stark.
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10/26/2007 11:57:02 PM
I don't find this at all boring. Love the window overlay with this picture. I like the contrasting textures of the plant and the sand.
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10/26/2007 01:17:39 PM
this is really good. you've got a knack for this post-processing stuff...
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10/19/2007 10:12:50 PM
How did I miss these, I need to swing by your portfolio more often. This is a fantastic shot, and a great demonstration of photoshop's power! Great choice of processing for this shot.
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10/10/2007 01:55:34 AM
This image has so much art and emotion locked inside it, due to your expert processing skills! You captured the bleakness so well!!! NICE. Did you hike all the way out there to find any sign of life? So interesting..thanks for sharing.
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10/09/2007 12:27:28 PM
Very nice job with the editing, Deb! I like what the overlay has added especially to the background. Feels so desolate!

Try this to add contrast. Add a curves layer, but don't make any adjustments, just change the blending mode to overlay. Adjust the opacity to suite. : )
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10/09/2007 10:22:22 AM
Very moody photo, desolate, good job
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10/08/2007 11:47:31 PM
I really like that you include your originals. Thank you so much. It's great to see how you move from that to your final picture.
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10/08/2007 07:40:07 PM
Ahhh your PP worked wonders. But you know what is really great in the shot, the long expanse of desert and then the civilization in the distance. Nice one.
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10/08/2007 02:36:23 AM
delightfully dirty and dusty. Spending a couple of years in Tucson, I personally love the desert. Although, if in your shoes perhaps not as much. Regardless, I do like this. :)
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10/08/2007 02:33:49 AM
Your pp is great. The original doesn't quite have the umph that the final product has. The processing definitely gives feeling to the photo. Like it.

Message edited by author 2007-10-08 02:37:01.
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10/07/2007 11:41:28 PM
This is quite the difference from the original! Great job of taking the really bland picture and making it into something much, much better.
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10/07/2007 08:39:33 PM
Love it! It's desolate and deserty - wonderful job.
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10/07/2007 06:48:49 PM
OH NO. It is GREAT with the layer and border. It pulls it in and vignettes it. NICE
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10/07/2007 05:32:00 PM
This is fab - I love the processing you've done on it - well done.
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10/07/2007 05:08:04 PM
Gald you decidied to play;) This is awesome the processing particulary suits this image
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10/07/2007 02:33:15 PM
Awesome processing - this is gorgeous!!
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10/07/2007 01:40:14 PM
Very neat plant, love the thorny texture! I also like the hint of structures off in the distance on the horizon. This came out beautifully, what a difference from the original!
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10/07/2007 01:30:55 PM
Very cool!!
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10/07/2007 01:10:34 PM
i don't think this is boring one single bit. i think it's beautiful.
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10/07/2007 01:00:01 PM
the effect of overlay is amazing here. i like the old look the tones and the textures give here. great job with the processing, deb.
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10/07/2007 12:53:30 PM
What an amazing transformation from the original! Almost looks like life on another planet. I'm carving myself out a big chunk of time soon for overlay play.
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