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St.Michell Abbey in Sunset

St.Michell Abbey in Sunset

Here is an example of work with multiple layers ( 2 for abbey and 3 for skies ) and gradients. Some radiance filters, ( in very minor scale ) were used to create realistic blend between the skies and the abbey. All those damn tourists and bunch of decorated busses were taken away. This is what might happen when you mix Mexican skies with French landmarks, yet I am sure this would not be noticeable if I did not tell this :-)

Canon PowerShot S45
1/800s f/8.0 at 17.5mm full exif

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Noor Khan04-May-2008 03:45
Very nice, and yes, I recognized the sky as Mexican right away! (In super zoom I could see the Corona lable on the beach).
The DEKELs16-Dec-2006 22:29
Final result is realy special. GMV
Hodero14-Dec-2006 15:37
Chapeau,...Very nice job amigo !!!
Sebastian24-Aug-2006 08:12
Woow...absolutely beautiful. Guess I must start using my photoshop!
markwp19-Aug-2006 21:20
what a stunner! much more magical the when I visited it -- overflowing with tourists!
Eldar Kadymov10-Aug-2006 12:21
Jesas, these fellas really give me a hard time :-) ! Not sure if I can recover, but might offer something else like . Is this any better or still disaster :-) ?
RALPH ELDRIDGE10-Aug-2006 04:31
I like this work, Eldar. Your blending is nearly flawless but your selection of elements to use is faulted. {1} The shadows on the buildings show the direction of lighting and most of your clouds are lighted from a different direction.... not possible. {2} The view through the bell tower shows white, not the coloured clouds that should be there. {3} These particular cloud types are pretty much impossible to have occuring at the same time. {4} Sky colour should appear lighter than its reflection on water. {5} The sun is far too high in the sky to call it sunset. {6} There is a blending problem between the Abby roof and the clouds, just left and adjacent to the bell tower. {7} There is an area of cloud [ middle right, above right-most buildings ] that looks "wrong", as if it has been altered.
Having said all of that, I admire you skill. I'm hopeless with such work. Those that can, do and those that can't, critize; isn't that the saying?
And I enjoy your galleries.
1moremile30-Jun-2006 23:04
I have always been intrigued by Mont St. Michel. Great job on this.
raymondg20-Jun-2006 05:55
Wow, this image really pops. Amazing work. A real stunner!
Guest 01-May-2006 17:28
Looks like something out of Lord of the Rings. Really aweson
Kathy Pilgrim11-Mar-2006 21:07
Terrific!!!! Music sure suits the vibrancy, solidness and creativity of this wonderful gallery.
marita toftgard24-Feb-2006 18:16
exceptional work
magic place...

Daniel Sarrazin14-Feb-2006 21:39
Just beautiful!
robwooly14-Nov-2005 02:26
Beautiful composition and balance, nice dramatic effect.,
Guest 16-Oct-2005 04:03
Like my predecessor...

It's absolutely great. I was there this summer, but it was not so beautiful !!
alsatiff29-Aug-2005 22:49
Absolut great work! I love this result of the culture melting!;-)
René28-Aug-2005 12:05
really great work
mes compliments eldar
Graham Tomlin20-Aug-2005 23:03
very good Eldar .
camms17-Jun-2005 05:12
Absolutely beautiful!!
Chris16-Jun-2005 17:30
'Storybook' stuff
Marchael13-Jun-2005 17:12
Absolutely beautiful - very well done!
Vinay09-Jun-2005 05:24
great work
Robert Stuart Davies03-Jun-2005 02:28
A stunning combination Eldar.
You have a great flair and vision for this type of image making.
Congratulations-very fine work indeed.
Best wishes Rob
Pamela Saville24-May-2005 18:55
Eldar, I really like the vibrant skies you places with the abbey. Well done !
Ken Chambers ARPS22-May-2005 16:40
Beautiful Photography and Artwork.
Yiannis Pavlis16-May-2005 03:48
stunning image !! my compliments ,very good.
Mertxe Pasamontes15-May-2005 21:18
A master class in a photo¡¡¡¡
james200208-May-2005 18:04
I keep coming back. I love this picture and what you've done with it. Voted
Günter Hofstädter28-Apr-2005 13:43
wahhhhh, this is ouuuuutstanding ! I have to go to learn and to do better pictures now, your a real inspiritation for me ! Thanks for sharing !
Guest 27-Apr-2005 04:53
Another masterpiece! Mt. Saint Michell was one of my Mother's favorite places in the world....
james200226-Apr-2005 23:07
Absolutely beautiful. Jim
Irene Wehrli26-Apr-2005 12:43
Great work here, Eldar - wonderful colours and object...