Thursday, August 02, 2012

The Theme is Doors

Photo Art Friday theme this week is doors.  Since I love doors, I have a stash in my archives.  I pulled 

this one, cropped it and played with it.  It is the main entrance to the Xavier del Bac Mission in Tubac,

 AZ


Following are the steps

  1. Duplicate the image
  2. Blend in soft  light
  3. Levels adjustment for brightness
  4. Pdpa soft reflections  texture blended in hue
  5. Simplify layer, clone out some spots
  6. Radial noise gradient
  7. Lens flare filter
  8. Layer mask to remove gradient from exterior of building

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22 comments:

Kaylene said...

Hi Marilyn thank you for your comment, that ray of light has given an extra dimension to the image, well done.

André Lemay said...

Very nice picture, makes you wondering what is the other side of the door... the past or future?

Maboe said...

Beautiful!

Bonnie said...

A magical image as a result of some magical, digital manipulations. Thank you for sharing your work with Photo Art Friday, Marilyn.

Bonnie said...

I meant to thank you for using the Soft Reflections texture, Marilyn. :)

Lissa Forbes said...

What an interesting effect you got in this image, Marilyn. Love how you're playing with new techniques! ;->

June said...

Nicely done, Marilyn! I love the extra dimension you gave this beautiful entrance!

NatureFootstep said...

Interesting door indeed. Nice work. :)

ormbunke said...

Wonderful Photo!

Pat said...

Beautiful, arched entry. Something magical lies behind that door!

momphotographer said...

wonderful processing. it looks great, so magical!

linda said...

Wonderful photo, and the processing makes it fairy tale magical!

Currie Silver said...

indeed it is a magical moment!! gorgeous!
thanks for the "recipe" too. I always wonder and love the how-to!!

Danielle said...

Pretty cool processing!!!

Kim Stevens said...

Well, this is incredible, magical actually!

Janith said...

Very mystical...

lorik said...

This has a mysterious and magical glow! I love it. And interesting to read your techniques too. Thanks for visiting me as well :)

Ida said...

First that is a fabulous looking door. Second your processing is just delightful and really gave this a magical feel.

Leovi said...

Charming and full of beauty, I like.

PrairieJill said...

This is lovely! The colour is so soft and beautiful, and I love the lens flare effect.

Laerte Pupo said...

It is a very nice work and a beautiful door.

Bridgit's Bell said...

Thanks for visiting Bridgit's Bell. I shared your door post on FB!