Sunday, October 23, 2011

Planet Photography/ Creative Exchange

 Windy, eh?

Yes, I have been playing in Photoshop Elements again!

This is "planet photography" following the tutorial found at Dirk's Photo Blog HERE plus some added "shadows" that I hope makes this photo look like it's twirling like the blades on a wind turbine.

FYI: This photo is not pro or anti wind turbines.

Original photo cropped so its length is 3 times its height

The Province of Ontario uses wind turbines in the Shelburne area to produce some of its electricity. I took this photo a week ago on our way to visit some waterfalls south of Georgian Bay. Along the way we passed fields and fields of turbines turning in the wind.

We stopped so I could take several photos including this one on farm fields near an old country church. I was fascinated by the old architecture in contrast to the tall, sleek turbines but to me the photo lacked character so I decided to play with it following Dirk's instructions.

Planet Photography

And this is the result.  I was pleased how the wind turbines stood out from the rest of the "planet" but I wanted to add the feeling of movement so in Photoshop Elements I made a pencil sketch and rotated it 90°and 180° to make two copies.


Planet Photography pencil sketch 1

Then in layers, I placed Planet Photography pencil sketch 2 over pencil sketch 1 at 50°% opacity, and then placed the coloured Planet Photographer over all at 75%,

I'm sure this idea can be improved upon.

I am connecting to Creative Exchange HERE.

42 comments:

Sandra said...

I like the 3rd down, i feel like i am in a helicopter looking down on a tree, that some sawed the top out of it. this is really cool!

Jill said...

That is amazing! I don't understand how you did it but I really am captivated by it.

Zosia said...

Very creative and I like the result.

Tina´s PicStory said...

that´s great! :)

Viola said...

=D Such fun! And it became very extraorginally!! I just love it! :)
It's good fun to play with the pics, and so did I! :D

see you there! said...

I'm dizzy now! Of course my favorite is the pencil sketch. I want to sit right down and make my own ... but with a pencil.

Darla

Tammy said...

That is so much fun! The original photo is a charmer on it's own too.

Elisa said...

It looks wonderful when you play with photoshop!
Greetings
Elisa, in Argentina

TexWisGirl said...

that is very cool!

Meri said...

Very inventive --- and fueled by green power.

Martha Z said...

What a neat effect, I'll have to try that when I get time.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

So that's what makes the world go round!

Dimple said...

I like the result you achieved. On first look, I thought the center of the "planet" was a top view of a sawed off tree, but that didn't fit with the farm building and wind turbines. Thanks for the explanation!

Jack said...

I'm old fashioned. Click, show.

Lowell said...

At first I thought it was some kind of space ship that had landed and taken off after grabbing a chunk of earth!

Very creative and lots of fun and you're getting good at PE!

Cezar and Léia said...

You've been playing...
...for our benefit! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow! It does look like that -- and it does look amazing!

La Principessa Errante said...

Okay, that is just cool!

Jenn Jilks said...

You're having so much fun with this, aren't you?!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, you are the special FX wizard! I love it.

VioletSky said...

This is really cool.

and interestingly, I am watching "Blown Apart" on TVO about a windfarm project in England.

Farmchick said...

cool effects

Gillian Olson said...

Very creative of you,

Ms. Becky said...

hey. this is a WOW! I love what you've done. I haven't a clue as to what you did or how you did it, but I love the result. especially the first photo. I was puzzled as to the center - it looks like the cross section of a tree trunk. it's amazing. nicely done EG. happy week to you.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

I haven't created any polar photos in a while... I do like them... I like yours!

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Ellie said...

Wow, your pictures are amazing. Very clever!!!!

Roan said...

Very cool! I haven't had much time to work with photoshop, but once the weather gets too cold to spend time outside, I'll have to play more.

Mark said...

Keep playing because this is spectacular.

Halcyon said...

The effect works well with this shot.

Anna said...

What a creative combination of images! Perfect for CE!

lisa said...

I have never seen anything like this, and I LOVE it!! Truly very creative.

Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Exchange today.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

bailey-road.com said...

I love the original photo but this edit is pretty cool!

hannah said...

Making me dizzy :-)
And holding on to my hat.
Playing is good for us and seeing something different is too.

Roshanda "ShonEjai" Glenn said...

Very very cool photos. I like the effect.

Rose said...

This is cool!

Merike said...

Wow! This is a unusually style. Very cool.

NatureFootstep said...

lol. I see you had some fun today.
I still have not tried it. :)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I'm no fan of "pixel pushing" unless it makes something really different - as in these pictures! Splendid!

Stewart M - Australia

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I have some similar images from our trip to the Bruce this summer. I was in awe of the size of the windmills. Wonderful image and technique. Might have to give it a go. V

Linda Willets Photography said...

World within a world. Love how it looks like a flower to me.

Laura said...

Love the result of this. I guess its all about using the right type of image to get the best results.

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