Battle of the Giants

Yesterday we published about our first experience with Adobe Photoshop (as part of Adobe CS6 Premium Production software). Today we show you our second attempt of composing a new picture with this software. It’s slightly better (we named it ‘Battle of the Giants’) and it tells more of an imaginary story. Still a long way to go. In a few months or so we hope to show you some real progress.

In the background (main picture) our village (Stanford, South Africa)  by night. Added elements are partly the same (FABRIKK Gassenschau, Switzerland, enormously entertaining even if you don’t understand Swiss/German) and partly taken in and around our house (plants, wooden dog, lampshade).

It’s a low resolution picture but if you want a high resolution one for FREE just send your email address to greenc2 -at- me -dot- com.

 

And here: Battle of the Giants -Part 2 (Attack of the planets)

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Moon Harvest

Last week a new iMac was delivered together with Adobe CS6 Premium Production software which includes amongst others Premiere Pro (movie editing) and Photoshop. All together a very extensive software program and it will take a few months before we can master the majority of possibilities. This week we started to ‘play’ with Photoshop. Amazing to experience how we were able to manipulate pictures and we are just at the beginning of the exploration. The very low resolution photo assemble you see at the top is just an example. Note: the original Moon picture (see below and made with Sony Alpha77 VQ with Sigma 70-300 lens) was a 20MB file and the additions (snapshots with Sony Cybershot) 75KB each. That explains why the end result is far from perfect but it provides at least an indication of the direction we’re looking into: creating art posters in limited editions. It will take at least 6 to 8 months before we start marketing these via online shops in amongst others the USA and the African Continent. Here are the pictures of which the featured photograph is assembled:

Main picture made from our verandah in Stanford, South Africa. Shot in RAW format with Sony A77VQ (original 20MB file)
Actors; shot with snap shooter during performance of FABRIKK (outdoor theatre spectacle) in Winterthur, Switzerland.
Director: shot with snap shooter during performance of FABRIKK (outdoor theatre spectacle) in Winterthur, Switzerland.
Low resolution picture made with Sony Cybershop (our snapshooter) in Stanford, South Africa
‘Butterfly Brigitte’ shot with snap shooter during performance of FABRIKK (outdoor theatre spectacle) in Winterthur, Switzerland.

Sunday Sundowner

Life is good for us Stanfordians. Yesterday (a SUNday) we had dinner at Stanford Valley (guest farm and conference centre) 10 km out of the village. Well one must experience this to contemplate it in full but here an impression. The musicians ‘Nossa Vida’ fitted in very nicely in the cosy sphere of this specious venue.