Big City, Bright Lights

© Heather K. McFarland

Big City, Bright Lights

Uploaded: March 16, 2007 04:28:53


Image was made from pictures of buildings I have taken in all different cities. The actual pano is 27 by 92 inches long.

For each building object that I created I did the following -

1) applied mystical lighting to each building with different custom light caster settings to get the colors/light.

2) applied flaming pear kyotocolor to each object to "kick up the color"

3) combined all objects together and applied the PS Midnight blue action. I then only kept the top layer which was the screen layer.

4) combined the "screen" layer from the Midnight action with the building images that already had mystical and kyoto color applied in screen mode at 100%.

5) combined all objects and applied Mystical TTC tonal smooth filter at about 70%.


Joan Kocak March 16, 2007

very cool shot Heather! #621528

Kiran Voleti March 16, 2007

Thanks for showing all the cities in colorful way..

Linda M. Walker March 16, 2007

This is so impressive...what a creative and amazing image WOW!!! Thanks for sharing how you created this masterpiece #4060211

Margie Hurwich March 16, 2007

Amazing work, Heather! #4060298

Linda D. Lester level-classic March 16, 2007

Looks like a winner here to me. Awesome work! #4060404

Robert Baer March 16, 2007

creative, colorful, awesome creation heather! thanks for sharing the process. #4060518

Murry Grigsby March 16, 2007

Boy, I'd love to see this in person Heather!! :0) Wonderful resulting pano image from your creative PS work. It is so retro and reminds me of some of the art work done back in the 50s-60s. Great job!! #4060845

Kenneth Mucke March 16, 2007

Outstanding work of Art Heather...wonderfully created with georgous colors and detail #4060885

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe March 16, 2007

Beautiful vibrant image, Heather. Great PS work! #4061038

Kimi A. Phillips March 16, 2007

Fantastic Heather! I bet this would show really well in an upbeat, fun gallery WINDOW!!!! #4061464

Terry L. Ellis level-classic March 16, 2007

Brilliant work, Heather! Love the concept and vibrant colors and hues. #4061521

Joan Powell March 16, 2007

Wonderful !!! #4061888

Darryl Wilkinson March 16, 2007

Quite the attention getter! This really is cool. Great idea and work, Heather. #4061954

Arlene Krassner March 16, 2007

Heather this is a real treat and thanks so much for sharing the work flow. #4062087

Jessica Jenney March 16, 2007

Stunning Pano, Heather! Incredible effects, colors and design elements! #4062138

David Phalen March 16, 2007

Winner!!! Fantastic work Heather. #4062338

Sam Britt March 16, 2007

Absolutely fantastic image, Heather. Excellent digital darkroom work. #4062446

Janine Russell level-deluxe March 16, 2007

Heather, great colors, shapes, clarity and effects. #4062554

Robin R. March 17, 2007

Cool images with eye catching color. Nice work. #4065407

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 19, 2007

I love this image! It would make a great panoramic poster. Wonderful colors and super PS work--thanks for your description. #4947613

Sam Britt April 22, 2009

Congratulations - fantastic finalist, Heather!! #7435568

Lois Adomite level-classic April 22, 2009

Congratulations, creative finalist entry. lois #7435827

Jeana Clark April 22, 2009

This is Well On Its Way To The
Winners Circle!!!! Grand Prize!!! :o)

Fabulous finalist!!!!

~J~ #7436444

A P April 22, 2009

Well all that work sure paid off. This is awesome Heather. WoW Congratulations on this finalist and best of luck in the next round. #7436588

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 22, 2009

Perseverance pays. CONGRATULATIONS on this stunning Finalist, Heather. Good luck again!

Usman. #7437235

Robert Baer April 23, 2009

this image was well worth your work! It is a winner in my eyes. congratulations! #7439447

ALLEN O. HOWARD April 25, 2009

A great description of all the labor that went into this beautiful image, Heather! Congratulations! #7448319

Susan and Neil Silverman April 27, 2009

Heather, We are delighted to see your progress and this is a stunning image. Great job! #7456580

Kim Kleinschmidt level-classic April 27, 2009

Congratulations on your Winner! Outstanding image! #7457208

Pat Abbott level-classic April 27, 2009

Heather, the colors are so gorgeous! Congrats on your win! #7457614

Larry L. Redmon level-deluxe April 27, 2009

Amazing work, Heather! Congratulations! #7457771

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic April 27, 2009

Outstanding creativity, Heather. Huge congratulations on this spectacular winner. #7458005

Mick Burkey level-classic April 27, 2009

Wonderful work, as always! Congrats on the win, Heather. #7458136

Sam Britt April 27, 2009

Big Congratulations on your fantastic second place winner, Heather! #7458238

A P April 27, 2009

Picture perfect Heather CONGRATULATIONS on your win!! #7458768

Jeana Clark April 27, 2009

Awesome & Congratulations Heather!!!

~J~ #7458939

Alex T. Mizuno April 27, 2009

An amazing image you've created Heather! Congratulations on your win!!! #7458975

Evy Johansen level-classic April 27, 2009

Big congratulations on this beautiful win, Heather!! #7459179

Margaret R. Barry level-classic April 28, 2009

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Heather! #7460331

Elida Gutierrez April 28, 2009


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"August Winners"


Graeme yew Chow April 28, 2009

Big congratulation Heather on your super winner. Alot of works here and you are masterful in PS work- graeme. #7460855

Allen Hughes April 28, 2009

Wonderful vision and you carried it off beautifully. A well deserved winner. #7461342

Elida Gutierrez April 28, 2009


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"MARCH Winners"

Sorry!!! #7461369

Guy D. Biechele level-classic April 28, 2009

Wonderful creative image! Congratulations, Heather! #7461517

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 28, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS, Heather on this fantastic WINNER!!

Usman. #7461609

Murry Grigsby April 28, 2009

Congratulations on your terrific image and win Heather! Wonderful post processing and thanks for the workflow :0) #7461875

Ken Smith level-classic April 29, 2009

WHen I opened the thumbnail, I was hoping BP eased their restriction on the 800 pixel width..then noticed you had uploaded it awhile darn! :-) Congrats on your beautiful shot, Heather! #7464941

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 29, 2009

Beautiful Heather, congratulations on your win! #7465786

anonymous April 30, 2009

Congratulations Heather on your awesome win! B- #7468871

Linda Blair May 02, 2009

Well deserved win Heather....congratulations!!!!!!! #7475914

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 20, 2009

Congratulations Heather on your Win!!!

Dominick #7539094

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 26, 2009

Hope this goes all the way, Heather -- right into the GP Winner's spot. Congratulations. #7561645

A P May 26, 2009

by Anne Pictures, Images and Photos
on your OUTSTANDING Finalist. Best of Luck in the next round! #7563267

Kelly S. Cavanaugh May 26, 2009

Excellent work, Heather! Congratulations! #7563746

Eugenio Diaz May 26, 2009

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist…Well done!
Good Luck in the next Round!!!

Lois Adomite level-classic May 26, 2009

congrats! Lois #7564155

Wendy Moghadam May 28, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on this stunning Finalist! #7571067

Jeana Clark May 28, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS On this Fantastic WINNER Heather!!!
Job Well Done!!!

~J~ #7572243

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 28, 2009

Congratulations on your first place win, Heather. Love this one #7572446

Kay Beausoleil May 28, 2009

Congratulations, Heather, on your first place win -- so imaginative!! #7572537

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 28, 2009

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Heather! #7572687

Kelly S. Cavanaugh May 28, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful win, Heather! #7572982

Remi Trepanier May 28, 2009

Big congratulation on this first place winner :) #7573155

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 28, 2009

Awesome image and processing, Heather! Congratulations on your 1st Place Win! #7573341

Renee Doyle level-classic May 28, 2009

Certainly a brilliant image!! Congratulations Heather! #7573369

Colleen Farrell May 28, 2009

Finally got the recognition it deserved! Congrats on your win! #7573473

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 28, 2009

Wonderful winner Heather, congrats! #7573743

Sam Britt May 28, 2009

I remember this being a second place winner last month. Congratulations on your first place win, Heather! #7573999

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 28, 2009

CONGRATS on getting the TOP GOLD in this category!! Just as I said earlier...perseverance pays!!

Usman. #7574150

A P May 28, 2009

Congratulations on your wonderful first place winner, Heather #7574323

Sharon Sawyer May 28, 2009

Heather, congratulations on your well deserved first place win!!! #7574391

Erica Murphy level-deluxe May 28, 2009

Stunning winner Heather! Congratulations! #7574441

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 29, 2009

Congrats Heather on this Fantastic 1st Place Win! Jeff #7575529

Eugenio Diaz May 29, 2009

Wow, Congratulations on your Fabulous Win!!!
Well done, Heather! #7575711

Heather K. McFarland level-classic May 29, 2009

Thanks so much everyone. This was actually a mistake that it got entered this month. I forgot that I had entered it last month and I entered it this month before the judging for last month completed. So all my contest entries had disappeared from my list and I wasn't sure what I had entered the month before.

I have rarely entered the same image twice on this site in the many years I have entered here even though I have seen it done here before. But I guess it was fine with the judges...LOL. #7576051

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe May 29, 2009

Stunningly beautiful creation, Heather. Well worth all the work you put into it and definitely deserving of the the win! Mega Congratulations! #7577100

Murry Grigsby May 29, 2009

Good to see you in the winners circle again Heather! This is such a "HAPPY" cityscape image!! Thanks as always for sharing your techniques :0) #7577381

Graeme yew Chow May 30, 2009

Wow ! big congratulation on this amazing work of architecture., Heather. Today I just hang up the photo of the glass wine that I bought from u at my sister house. #7578995

Linda Blair June 01, 2009

Congratulations.....fantastic work!!!!!! #7585596

Sandra Anderson June 02, 2009

Congratulations on your win with this stunning pano. The attention to detail and arrangement is fantastic Heather. #7587280

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic June 02, 2009

Heather -- This is amazing. Such wonderful work. Huge congrats on this outstanding first place winner. #7589833

Susan Jane Allen level-classic June 17, 2009

Congrats! Fantastic work! But most of all, thanks so much for taking the time to teach in detail how you did it--it was very generous! #7639495

Deborah A. Ciullo June 17, 2009

Completely amazing!!! You have done an outstanding job here!!! This is definitely one of my absolute favorites! Wonderful color and details! Thanks so much for sharing your process! This is definitely a very WELL DESERVED win! #7639931

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict July 17, 2009

Congratulations Heather on your Win!!!

Dominick #7747753

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