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Egg of St. Isaac's   Featured in Digital Darkroom #084
  Egg of St. Isaac's
Egg of St. Isaac's
Couldn't resist playing around with Polar manipulation, and some warping, resulting in an egg-sphere of the church's inner dome.
© Christopher J. Budny
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Gene Spears
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    WOW!

3/11/2010 11:36:39 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Gene! I always have fun messing around with filters. The "double-Polar-Coordinates" trick - to make a photoball - created an ellipse initially (since the photo was rectangular, not square, to begin with). And then I did a 180-degree turn on the "circle with the saint" (against the blue background at lower center), so that he was upright (the initial result had him upside down). Finally, I used the Transform-Warp to tweak the ellipse into more of an egg/oval shape. An egg shape seemed appropriate for a photo of a czarist-era church dome, given the Faberge connection with the czars, etc.

3/13/2010 7:56:12 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Excellent work, Christopher.
Congratulations on your photo being featured in the Digital Darkroom newsletter.

3/24/2010 3:28:55 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your well-deserved feature in DD Chris!

3/24/2010 3:33:33 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, and for the heads-up, folks---I haven't received my email copy of the newsletter yet.

3/24/2010 4:36:13 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on being featured in the DD Newsletter, Chris!!! This is absolutely beautiful!!!
Cesar

3/24/2010 5:09:43 AM

 
Thomas  A. Statas
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Chris, Congratulations.... and keep on creating. I was a long winter in DC.

Tom

3/24/2010 7:22:08 AM

 
Loan Tran
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Wow, love the effect you used here, very beautiful.

3/24/2010 7:29:31 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much for checking it out folks! And for letting me know it was in the Newsletter---I did not receive my email copy from BP, and thus didn't know it was included!

3/24/2010 7:46:20 AM

 
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