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Peter Whitfield / 6 items

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Mangled Mushrooms.

This is part of project inspired by Sliders Sunday which starts with the same image (I'll link it below) and sees what sorts of different endpoints I can get to.

I like the abstraction on this one and the ethereal feel, hence the title. It's like a phalanx of angels in flight (OK, what is the group noun for angels??).

This was created using Topaz Glow starting with one of the Vibrations Presets and little tweaking. I added a slight dark vignette and enriched the colour saturation - I was intrigued by the neon grass :)

Well I hope you enjoy it, or at least some of the series. Thanks very much for your patience with my foolery and of course for your visit!

Tags:   Topaz Mushrooms Sliders Sunday Owlpen England United Kingdom GB

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Mangled Mushrooms.

This is part of project inspired by Sliders Sunday which starts with the same image (I'll link it below) and sees what sorts of different endpoints I can get to.

This turned out to be my favourite endpoint, which I found interesting as it's the nearest one to the original image (I am doomed in the pursuit of abstraction it seems!). I love the silky, slightly shiny look and particularly the way the colour of the background has been strengthened and textured adding interest.

This was created using Topaz Glow starting with one of the Fur & Feathers Presets and a fair bit of tweaking.

Well I hope you enjoy it, or at least some of the series. Thanks very much for your patience with my foolery and of course for your visit! HSS :)

Tags:   Topaz Mushrooms Sliders Sunday Owlpen England United Kingdom GB HSS

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Mangled Mushrooms.

This is part of project inspired by Sliders Sunday which starts with the same image (I'll link it below) and sees what sorts of different endpoints I can get to.

This is one of my more favourite endpoints though you need to see it at size to appreciate it I think. Perhaps it's because it's a more painterly effect (are pencil drawings painterly?).

This was created using Topaz Impression starting with the Da Vinci Sketch Preset and quite a lot of tweaking. The paper texture was concrete (!).

Well I hope you enjoy it, or at least some of the series. Thanks very much for your patience with my foolery and of course for your visit!

Tags:   Topaz Mushrooms Sliders Sunday Owlpen England United Kingdom GB

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Mangled Mushrooms.

This is part of project inspired by Sliders Sunday which starts with the same image (I'll link it below) and sees what sorts of different endpoints I can get to.

This one is probably the most complicated - I wanted to give the impression of looking out from behind the mushrooms.

It's based on two main manipulations: firstly I converted to LAB space and then inverted the luminance channel. This changes black to white and vice versa but doesn't change the colour values in the image; secondly I used a perspective filter to give the impression of being on a ledge (the original is straight-on).

The trouble was this was a virtually monochrome image to start so it tended look like a negative. So I then added colour back using the white balance and split-toning.

The rest was tweaking the tones, and trying to get rid of the image noise (a process of effectively blurring then sharpening). So I ended up with layers for clarity, vignette, levels and unsharp mask.

Well I hope you enjoy it, or at least some of the series. Thanks very much for your patience with my foolery and of course for your visit!

Tags:   LAB Sliders Sunday Mushrooms Owlpen England United Kingdom GB

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Mangled Mushrooms.

This is part of project inspired by Sliders Sunday which starts with the same image (I'll link it below) and sees what sorts of different endpoints I can get to.

Usually I create an image and then think of the title. This was the other way around as I couldn't resist the association.

Magic mushrooms are a family also know as psychedelic mushrooms or Psilocybin mushrooms. These aren't they, by the way, but it's an irresistible title :)

To quote Wikipedia, "They are used mainly as an entheogen and recreational drug whose effects can include euphoria, altered thinking processes, closed and open-eye visuals, synesthesia, an altered sense of time and spiritual experiences." So there you go... (quite literally by the sounds :) )

This was created using Topaz Glow starting with the Oil Spill preset, but then adding Depth of Field Blur in Affinity Photo, a vignette and various exposure tweaks.

Well I hope you enjoy it, or at least some of the series. Thanks very much for your patience with my foolery and of course for your visit!

Tags:   Topaz Mushrooms Sliders Sunday Owlpen England United Kingdom GB


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