Dispersed Populace

Hmmm, “Abstract” is an upcoming competition’s theme (totally friendly)…perhaps this could be one of my entries, thoughts?

Image was taken at Northern State Hospital (my all time favourite place to shoot) this last weekend. It’s of some table with this weird wooden structure laying on top of it. I have no concept as to what the function of said wooden thingy was used for, hmmm, come to think of it, not sure I really want to know! 😀 Anyway, I tried a new technique which Mike so graciously provided in >>yesterday’s post<<. I duplicated the layer, applied a Gaussian Blur filter (radius set to 8.9 pixels). I then changed the blend to Lighten (I know, Mike changed his to Multiply) and then lowered the opacity of the layer. I then took it a step further by adding a mask to the layer, used the tool brush (set to Soft Round, opacity of the brush at 22%…yea, 22 is an odd number but it seemed to look good) and then painted over the two (okay, four) pokey vines (nice technical term eh) in the middle of the image to make them a little more “in focus”. Flickr’s Lightbox version makes the image appear more how it looked in PS, has a rather dreamy look with a hint of sharpness which just doesn’t seem to come across in WordPress. Hmmm, oh well, enjoy…


>>Flickr’s Lightbox<<

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6 thoughts on “Dispersed Populace

  1. Interesting shot. I find my eye going round and round, until it finally settles on the one fairly straight vine/stem coming in from the left of frame about a third of a way up from the bottom. That’s not exactly a comfortable place for my eye to stop though, so round and round it goes again… 😉

    • I see what you are saying! I get drawn down the wooden box then thrown over to the left into the vines bisecting the image…then down the silly wooden box again… 😛 An interesting loop for sure eh?

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