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My World: Getty Sunset!

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
We were enjoying the late sunset at the top of the Getty Center above the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles, and were spellbound by the ritual of so many folk enjoying the rapidly changing magic. Five sunset pictures were offered to me by a child for me to stitch to a panorama.






Asher Kelman: Getty Sunset Fusion #1

Credit to child who took the pictures.

Stitched manually in Photoshop CC 2018

Topaz Simplify layer combined with original


Enjoy,


Asher
 
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James Lemon

Active member
We were enjoying the late sunset at the top of the Getty Center above the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles, and were spellbound by the ritual of so many folk enjoying the rapidly changing magic. Five sunset pictures were offered to me by a child for me to stitch to a panorama.






Asher Kelman: Getty Sunset Fusion #1

Credit to child who took the pictures.

Stitched manually in Photoshop CC 2018

Topaz Simplify layer combined with original


Enjoy,


Asher
It looks more like a raging fire than a sunset.
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
The idea of the panorama is to represent what was the feelings and reaction of the child. That was that the entire sky was on fire!


So first we lined up the images.












Asher Kelman: Getty Sunset images assembled

Credit to child who took the pictures.

Stitched manually in Photoshop CC 2018






Then we filled in the blank sky and made the junctions between the separate images disappear. Mostly with the "Content Aware" fill.










Asher Kelman: Getty Sunset Filled in

Credit to child who took the pictures.

Stitched manually in Photoshop CC 2018










Finally this was processed through Topaz filters to simplify the pattern and intensify the effects.








Asher Kelman: Getty Sunset Fusion #1

Credit to child who took the pictures.

Stitched manually in Photoshop CC 2018

Topaz Simplify layer combined with original
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
I must say I appreciate the challenge by a child that made me push myself into unchartered territory. I recommend the trial. It might be beneficial ascone hasctovexit one's comfort zone and process new ideas creatively.

Asher
 
My first thought was that the hills were on fire, as in fact they were a few weeks earlier. The smoke from all the brush fires makes for lovely sunsets, anyway.
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Thanks for the visit, Kirk!

I hope your children challenge you with babysitting too!

.....but that is doen the line!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Interesting technique that results in what looks like an abstract painting.
Yes, that's the idea. When you are taking grandchildren with you, you have to land the plane. I promised them something fantastic from their work and simply had to deliver!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Truly spectacular. Grandchildren make so many things spectacular.
Thanks Bill.

I saw the title, “Getty Sunset” and figures you were in town and we’re sharing your pictures!

I thought, thet’s great, perhaps he’s still here and we can meet.

Then such a nice surprise that you had discovered this 2017 picture and reminded me of the fabulousness of kids.......and sunsets!

Asher
 

fahim mohammed

Active member
Glad they made grandpa work! Sky fire!
But were you also using the keypad concurrently?

I must say I appreciate the challenge by a child that made me push myself into unchartered territory. I recommend the trial. It might be beneficial ascone hasctovexit one's comfort zone and process new ideas creatively.

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Yes, one does have to exitonescomfortzone, Fahim!

...and one can do far more than one might imagine, when challenged!

Asher
 
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