This is another photo from my gallery. I'm posting, as well, a link to the gallery just in case anyone would like to have a look. Thanks for visiting. All comments are wellcome
Gallery link: www.flickr.com/photos/plgili
Niña dando comida a las palomas. Girl feeding pigeons por Pedro L. Gili, en Flickr
This is a stunningly beautiful picture and I would encourage you to make many, many more in this watercolor style! This is photographic/artistic poetry! Would you care to share with us how you got this result? Did you use a standard Photoshop filter? I would like to see more of these kind of shots. Just absolutely stunning!
Thank you for your comments! I really appreciate them. This image was processed by just making an adaptive, local and genera,l denoising , a local overexposing zones, a general very soft contrast and, then, desaturating the entire image.This could be made with any post-processing software.
Thanks for the explanation. I agree it is a beautiful image.
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Pedro, thanks for sharing, but to be honest I didn't quite understand what you did. Would you be willing to share some more details? Could you explain to me what you do in these steps:
- adaptive noise reduction (I have no clue)
- local noise reduction (again I have no clue)
- general noise reduction (I think I know)
- local overexposing zones (no clue)
- very soft contrast: do you use an inverse s-culve?
- desaturate: I know how to do that at least
It looks like the girl and the pigeons are sitting on a large piece of reflective material like aluminum foil, given the reflections, but how could that be?
I'd appreciate any clarification, but would understand if you don't want to be more specific.
Adaptive, local and general noise reduction can be produced with Topaz DeNoise or other similar software. Local overexposing zones done with CS5 overexposing tool implemented in the areas selected. Soft contrast with Topaz Adjust or other similar software. This picture was shot in Catalunya Square (Barcelona, Spain) at noon in a very sunny day. If you have been there you would understand the reflections as the ground forms make some effect similar, as you say, to a reflective material. I really appreciate your interest and I thank you for your comments.
Pedro, thanks for the information. I'll study this method some more as I am absolutely blown away by the painterly quality of your image. While I have been in Spain many times, and Barcelona twice, this was at least 15 years ago and I never saw the Plaza. But I looked at several photos of it and I understand the reflective nature of some of the covering materials of the Plaza. Thanks again!