Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Fountain - Friendship of Nations, VDNKh, Moscow

The Friendship of Nations Fountain, sometimes known as the Friendship of Peoples Fountain.  The statues representing the different nationalities and Republics of the former Soviet Union.

Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnogo Khozyaystva (VDNKh) lit. Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy) is a permanent general purpose trade show and amusement park in Moscow, Russia.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Zaradye Park, Moscow

Ah, nothing like being in a new city to get the creative photography juices running again.  (Although this was my second time in Moscow).  This one was taken with my phone, which has much better low light performance than my Canon has.  Of course, the Canon is practically a dinosaur by digital photography standards.

😀


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

At the Bolshoi

Moscow, Russia.  Come on man, this was just too perfect.  I mean, a ballerina posing outside the Bolshoi?  Who could pass that up?  Though it probably had nothing to do with the Bolshoi itself; it was likely just someone hired for a photoshoot.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Shadows of Chernobyl

On a scale of Photo Realistic (1) to Photo Fantasy (10), I went for about a 3 on this one.  Though the closer you look at it, the less photo realistic it appears. 

Since the original photo had a washed out sky, I put in a better sky, not only on the sky portion, but for the whole photo.  The reddish purplish tones in the water are actually a sunset.  The other major alteration was to put it through Topaz Glow.  

The biggest complication with this photo was the sunken riverboat.  It always wanted to turn out too dark.


Friday, March 29, 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

St. Nicholas Church, Kiev. A Before and After.

Something posted previously, but since it's been a while...
Obviously a bit of 'shopping going on here.  Photoshopping, that is! 
After:

Before:



Friday, August 24, 2018

Lillies - Two variations

Just a shot of some lillies from our garden a couple of years back.
The first one is an artistic take on the original photo. The second one is the original (with some processing applied)!



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