novus2007's Runner

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    Here is the original (this is not my image):

    Just thought I'd try an adjustment since I haven't done one in a while. This is a lot different than my standard style of adjustment. Usually I'm trying to reveal detail but in this case I increased the contrast of the runner and the tower to create dark silhouettes.

    I've purposely cropped the image closer to put the focus square on the runner. I also wanted the runner in the 'rule of 3rd' apex in the bottom right with the path leading towards the center of the image. I've also added the brushed metal layer to add a sort of apocalyptic feel to the image as if he is really running for his life ;-)

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    ma_as, Paula Marina, Ed Karjala, and 12 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. novus2007 82 months ago | reply

      Bloody Hell Baldrick! How did you do that?!!!!! So quick as well!!!!

      I really like it. I can't quite beleve it's the same photo. Can I please download this? Thanks


    2. 3rd foundation 82 months ago | reply

      I'm glad you like it. I've added a link to the largest size in the description.

    3. novus2007 82 months ago | reply

      Done. Thank you. How come the resolution still looks good even after the heavy crop? By the way, I composed an email to you in the time you fiddled with my photo!!

    4. 3rd foundation 82 months ago | reply

      That was fortunately a large image to start with. I think the brushed metal layer, which is in higher detail, along with the high contrast may be masking any graininess to the heavy crop.

    5. NickiMuca [deleted] 82 months ago | reply

      Wow! wonderful...

    6. Ed Karjala 82 months ago | reply

      wow, this is amazingly cool in an apocalyptic kind of way. very well done.

    7. 'PixelPlacebo' 82 months ago | reply

      what a brilliant idea! Instant fave!

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    8. novus2007 82 months ago | reply

      Cool! Other people seem to like it too.

    9. _marmota 82 months ago | reply

      Beautiful work. Definitely achieved that apocalyptic feel, between the lonely runner and that ominous sky.

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    10. zwieciu 82 months ago | reply

      cool treatment!

    11. Imapix 82 months ago | reply

      Superb creativity!

    12. espressoDOM 82 months ago | reply

      i love this one.... how did you make that brushed metal look in the sky
      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    13. The artist (formerly) known as Gene 82 months ago | reply

      Mmmm yes! That texture/colour really works for the sky! Faved.

    14. Jasen Robillard 82 months ago | reply

      I really like what you did with this one. Makes me want to go through my rejects and work on them. Damn you!

    15. 0zzie 82 months ago | reply

      This Masterpiece would deserve to appear in :

      " ╠Art Libre-Free Art-Arte Libre-Freie Kunst-invited pix only╣ .

      tag with : "ArtLibre" and consider to join us :o)

      "A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beauty was not in us, how would we ever recognize it?"

      [Ernst Haas] - Austrian Photographer

      print this and sell it. It is outstanding, wow..

    16. i m a i o . εїз 82 months ago | reply

      Mannnnnn ur work is amazingggggg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    17. Lye Tuck-Po 77 months ago | reply

      The original was good, and the adjustment makes it something different; both compelling in their own right

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