just an edit from colour to b&w

PWS MAD (Member’s Appreciation Day)

photo: Heiko @heterotopian / edit: Gerardo @photosbygerardo

Heiko provided me with a diverse and great cityscape that made my head spin from all the options I had. It was such fun to get some colour into a b/w photo and discovered that there is so much to do with a solid base. I decided to pick this edit of a fragment of the photo, just because I like it myself, the contrast and shapes of nature and architecture work so well. Thank you so much Heiko to give me this much options, that made it harder but also so much more fun.

PWS MAD - Gerardo

When we on PWS decided to take MAD to another level and that we edit a picture of another member, I knew exactly what kind of picture I wanted to have edited. That’s why I gave a classic Heiko into the mix, which is usually a black and white picture. But I also wanted some architectural and if possible some reflection. The only really classic point missing is the fact that it was not taken in Cologne but on my trip to Munich.
I love what Gerardo has done with the picture which made me think to maybe experiment a little more. Who knows what the future will bring?

PWS MAD - Heiko

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‘The ever changing spectrum of light laid bare, Norway style’ :))

I thought it would be cool to post these completely unedited, other than a slight clean up of the RAW file, to show the beautiful yet brutal dance you dance with the light in Norway, :)). The light is ever changing. At this time of day, with this much cloud, with this much moisture in the air, this is exactly as the camera renders the shot. Basically, all but blue is drained from the shot. Useless for colour editing, but those beautiful tonal fades are just born to be b\w aren’t they?? :)). Luckily, I love these shots, and have quite a few to convert to b\w,:)).

Tomorrow, or even in half an hour, it could being bathed in the most amazing light, full of vibrant colours, :)).

The Norway series

A big thank you to all for the warm welcome back and the love you have shown my photos already. I feel really proud to be able to show some of the amazing beauty of Norway. I hope I can do Her justice. I also look forward to catching up with all your beautiful work, but being up to my ears with my own sorting, and the sheer number of you I’m looking forward to catching up with, then that will have to wait a day or so,:)).

Take it easy my friends, and enjoy,:)).

Angry 3D Edit Tutorial

Chantal TOLD ME TO DO THIS FUCKING TUTORIAL. IF THIS IS SHIT, BLAME HER.

End result: 

I USE GIMP TO DO THESE STUPID EDITS. OK. IT’S FREE, UNLIKE SOME FUCKERS WHO MADE PHOTOSHOP COST A LOT OF MONEY.

NUMBER ONE: PICK OUT YOU FUCKING IMAGE. I DON’T care WHAT YOU DO to IT OR HOW YOU GET IT. DRAW ON IT, BLUR IT, SHARPEN IT, PEE ON IT, I DON’T FUCKING CARE. JUST GET AN IMAGE. 

SIDE NOTE: MAKE THE IMAGE B&W. 

NUMBER TWO: DUPLICATE IT ONE TIME.IN THE LAYERS TAB, YOU SHOULD HAVE 2 FUCKING LAYERS. IF YOU DONT, YOU FUCKED UP. GOOD FUCKING JOB.

NUMBER THREE: COLORIZE BOTH OF THE LAYERS. (FIND IT FROM COLOURS) ONE OF THE SETTING SHHOULD STRICLY FUCKNG FOLLOW (HUE: 180) (SATURATION: 50) (LIGHTNESS:0). IF YOU CAN’T TELL THAT’S THE DEFULT. THE OTHER IS (HUE: 360 or 0) (SATURATION: 50) (LIGHTNESS:0). THAT MEANS ONE LAYER IS GOING TO BE BLUE, THEOTHER RED.

NUMBER 4: lunch break

NUMBER 5: OK, WE’RE FINALLY ALMOST FUCKING DONE. CHANGE THE FUCKING MODE OF BOTH OF THEM TO (LIGHTEN ONLY) NOW IT’S GOING TO FUCKING LOOK LIKE THE ORIGINAL. GOOD FUCKING JOB.

LAST THING: FUCKING ONE OF THE THE LAYERS TO THE SIDE. THERE IS YOUR FUCKING 3D LOOK. NOW YOU’RE A FUCKING GENIOUS. GOOD FUCKING LUCK.