...choco tower in Prague - created by Drivenslush


...choco tower in Prague
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(329 days ago)

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avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Where is the sculpture that you created? You have done nothing to the source images except cut out and resize the chocolate and paste it on top of the other.

author says:

I actually got the vision when I was coping with my dosage of meds that are suppose to keep my heart beating and the only way I can do that is to lay down and wait for the side effects to disperse (usually takes about a couple of hours) so I day dream. In this case, the statue contest. I had a vision of a Hershey bar in the middle of Times Square.

While I felt that a Hershey Bar would be too much on "the nose", not to mention the nightmare of copyright, I searched through about a thousand photos to find a chocolate tower, (a picture that didn't reflect any form of commercialism) then I searched through a thousand other photos for a city square with the perspective that matched up with how the chocolate was sitting.

Placing the two pictures into photoshop, I selected out the chocolate tower, and used several functions to cut it out. (The original photo is dark on dark) I think that's one of the things you do in photoshop. As I am disabled and can't afford the "modern photoshop online" I use the White Rabbit Photoshop which serves my needs. I then thought of the great brass/bronze sculptures in city squares I was granted the joy of reviewing in my meager travels around the US.

I do enjoy the occasional abstract.. the Miami fried eggs the size of Studebakers and the giant glove in a public park in San Diego. This is my creative process. Childish I know, but that's how my brain works.

I then matched the texture of the Prague photo up with the chocolate using a variety of filters to give it a more convincing look. De-saturating the nuts and nuggets in the chocolate to make it more into a sculpture was my goal. I erased the base of tower with a super soft brush to give it a ghost edge then repeated it (layers) about 7 times and merged it into the brick pattern in the Prague photo, then lightly burned the ground and the blurred edge I created to make it sit properly to the best of my ability and eyesight.

I'm sorry that you feel my work is "nothing" but a cut an paste job and I just humbly disagree. I love your work, and I think you are probably one of the most talented people I've ever seen on this sight. You opinion is very greatly appreciated. I just happen to disagree with you on this one.

(328 days ago)


avatar BWR
BWR says:

W/E is wrong with you, I hope you get better.

avatar still26
still26 says:

I like your post processing here and of course the chocolates (oh if only). You have a thin bar like hue running across the very top in the sky, did you mean for it to be there? Maybe just crop down to eliminate?

author says:

That was done on purpose, the framing was actually a stroke bar frame that I faded into the image. It exists around the whole image. I know that framing is a no no in photography, but photoshop does give you a little freedom in this area... I used to use plastic wrap and lens flare all the time and now I don't (due the the frightening negative reaction from everybody.) I still use it in my private work and it's a lot of fun... I just don't like being governed by the norm, never have and never will... that's just me

(325 days ago)


avatar still26
still26 says:

Now my eyes have been opened. Yes I see the border. Thank you.

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