September 03, 2008

"G"olden "G"ate Bridge -- it's ABC Wednesday !


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photo by Donald Kinney

Hope everybody is having a great "G"-day...   It's ABC Wednesday !

This is a foggy "posterized" Golden Gate Bridge...
I like to use this technique for turning an otherwise "ho-hum" photo into something a bit more spectacular.

There's two different ways of making these --
1)   By saving the JPEG as a GIF and selecting the number of colors.
2)   Using the Posterize feature in PhotoshopCS3 so the image can be saved as a JPEG.


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23 comments:

Aileni said...

The effect in the sky is ver SF book cover - love it.
Thanks for looking by -I have finished putting the pics into the page I have linked to, just need to do captions. Should have done it yesterday.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! How do you achieve such an image?

Sensational.

Thanks for contributing.
Dx

Liz said...

That's a great way to lift an ordinary image - although it doesn't look ordinary to me!

I love your two previous sunset photos too.

Dragonstar said...

That's a very interesting effect, and I love the sky. Makes it all look like an illustration.

Yesterday's sunsets are beautiful! I'd be happy to give wall-room to either of them.

RuneE said...

It could safely be called "special" - but why not?

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love your 'special effects' and I want your 'leaves and water' photo blown up and on my wall!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Thanks for the instructions. I'll play around with this someday.

Your header photo is fabulous, BTW.

evlahos said...

very effective post. it sure has fun to play with PS

Columbo said...

I like what you did. Got a great post for ABC Wednesday G. I always loved the Golden Gate Bridge and the fog in the morning.

The Mulligan Family said...

Very cool effect you added to that photo. The Golden Gate is one of my favorite bridges. Really like your site and other photo's. Especially the ones from Alcatraz. Thanks for visiting my site and for your comments. Cheers!

Deslilas said...

Smart transformation for a good pic.

Neva said...

This is very impressive....wow.....I definitely like it.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Nice and special :-)

Bear Naked said...

I would never think that any photo of the Golden Gate bridge was "ho-hum."
Great photo for ABC Wednesday letter G.

Bear((( )))

babooshka said...

Interesting effect youve had on such an iconic imge.

leslie said...

I love how you do that! It's like a painting! You should check out my blog for the Creative Photography site and join in!

Tomate Farcie said...

I never get tired of cable cars or the Golden Gate Bridge. I think I like my bridge "au naturel" better, but this is a good idea for some shots and you got some pretty good result here!

photowannabe said...

Terrific post of my favorite G. Love the poster effect for the Golden Gate Bridge.
The technique is especially effective for the fog pouring into the Gate.

Gemma said...

Well I love this...love altering photos and I love the subject!
Really cool!

Louise said...

Totally over my head, but I LOVE IT!

Lynette said...

Wow! I love what you've done for your ABC Wednesday post. Love it!

Tomate Farcie said...

Hey, it works!!! Groovy! Pretty trippy, too! (you should see what I've done to my computer picture, hahaha! ) Thanks a million for the tip, Don. :)

Louis la Vache said...

Posterize, indeed! Outstanding!

 
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