Egg of St. Isaac's

© Christopher Budny

Egg of St. Isaac's

Gene Spears 3/11/2010 11:36:39 PM

WOW! #1247566

Christopher Budny 3/13/2010 7:56:12 PM

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. #8453798

William C. Raco 3/24/2010 3:28:55 AM

Excellent work, Christopher.
Congratulations on your photo being featured in the Digital Darkroom newsletter. #8476745

Katarina Mansson 3/24/2010 3:33:33 AM

Congratulations on your well-deserved feature in DD Chris! #8476765

Christopher Budny 3/24/2010 4:36:13 AM

Thanks, and for the heads-up, folks---I haven't received my email copy of the newsletter yet. #8476919

Cesar J. La Rosa 3/24/2010 5:09:43 AM

Congratulations on being featured in the DD Newsletter, Chris!!! This is absolutely beautiful!!!
Cesar #8477005

Thomas A. Statas 3/24/2010 7:22:08 AM

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

Tom #8477379

Loan Tran 3/24/2010 7:29:31 AM

Wow, love the effect you used here, very beautiful. #8477395

Christopher Budny 3/24/2010 7:46:20 AM

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! #8477476

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Couldn't resist playing around with Polar manipulation, and some warping, resulting in an egg-sphere of the church's inner dome.

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/20 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 17.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Uploaded on 3/10/2010 3:38:09 PM

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