Painting or Photograph?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Promit, May 22, 2012.

  1. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    camel-thorn-trees-namibia_35259_990x742.



    The answer is here:
    Photo or painting? - Boing Boing
    It's a photo. It took me a minute to understand exactly what I was looking at and why it looked that way. It's not post processed (beyond the usual, I mean). I still need to focus a bit to see it as a photo rather than a painting.
     
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  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I still can't figure out how it was done.

    The description says:
     
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Interesting background effect created by morning sun on a sand dune - impressive.
     
  4. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    He's standing in a shadow area which is relatively flat, and the background is a sloped sand dune in direct sun. Does that help?
     
  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Yes, that does help a lot! :thumbup:
     
  6. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    I think there's a dip between the shaded region and the sunlit region too, which contributes to the sharp transition and results in total failure of depth perception.
     
  7. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 14, 2011
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    Dennis
    Ah, I'm familiar with that photograph :thumbup: Love it.

    Here it is from another angle (which I needed when I first saw the original image- to keep my brain from exploding):

    6107125718_80a70722f4.
     
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  8. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 30, 2010
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    /mindblown
     
  9. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran

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    Lynne Ezzell
  10. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 31, 2010
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    Chuck
    Is that a sample image from Snapseed? I know I've seen it somewhere...
     
  11. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Seattle, WA, USA
    Dennis
    Could be, I did a google search of "Camel Thorn Trees, Namibia" to find the image I had seen with the side view before, I couldn't remember, but the one I posted was pretty close to it.
     
  12. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Thank you so much... that's such a relief, lol. :cool: