Monday, October 23, 2006

Layers with Birds at Sunset



This was originally for the low light theme but it was hard to get a nice landscape for the wonderful sky. This one had a funny shape tree in it on the left. So I cropped picture to a square but saved one of those little red clouds from the cropped bit in a different layer. I had to chop away quite a bit around the edge as the colour didn't match. I tried just using the opacity to blend it but it didn't work so I merged the two sky layers and used the plaster healing tool to blend in where I'd cut it. I just selected the birds and copied and pasted them into the picture. It didn't seem to work with the composition until I flipped the background sky horizontally then the birds fitted in better. I still have all the layers if you have any suggestions for moving the birds etc.

19 comments:

Daniele Marioli said...

Wonderful!!
A fantastic atmosphere! professional photo! evokes far horizons... wants to travel... Mine compliments is not enough..
Ok! Ciao!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! I think this is totally stunning, Kate!!! Wonderful work!!! I LOVE it just as it is. I suppose it is possible that it could be tweaked in some way, but it's stupendous as it is! Great work! Mary :-D

valerie said...

I agree, this is fabulous and great as is, no tweaking... great job.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

YES YES YES! Excellent!

Daniele Marioli said...

Hi!
I have linked yours blog!
See you!

Reflex said...

Fabulous! I really like the silhouettes in thet strong orange sky.

Perception said...

I would like to be one of this birds!!!!!!

Katie said...

I love how the colors turned out in this one!

Fatima Vinagre said...

Simply fantastic! Excellent work! Congratulations.

moo said...

Thank you so much guys and gals for your wonderful comments!

Fatima Vinagre said...

How can you do it? 23 of October? Hihihihi!

Fatima Vinagre said...

How can you do it? 23 of October? Eheheheh!

moo said...

Thank you Fatima. If there is something you are not sure of or want any tips I can let you know more of how I did it. But I am away at the moment for a week so can catch up with you when I get home.

Faye Pekas said...

The color is absolutely stunning. I love how the light catches the edges of the clouds. Excellent!

Tizio said...

This is one of my favourite momentes.
See my photo!
My sunset

Tizio said...

Hi!
I need critics on my photoblog, can you help me?

AphotoAday said...

An absolutely beautiful shot! Great blog -- I will be back...

lha64 said...

Now that's a great shot!
Greetings from Finland.

femmes-grenouille said...

it looks like an advertisment or a postcard photo... really beautiful