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Hey Clubhouse People! We have a new Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BecomingAnArtist/  Come on in, and start with sharing some photos! :)

You know, we're releasing this new show, and AFTER each episode, we're gonna do a LIVE broadcast on Facebook where you can ask questions live and stuff. It's really fun... been doing a few of them over there.

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Paul Johnston

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The Amazing Floating Lady ! - Austin Street Art

This lovely mural is the design of tattoo artist Tina Poe, wife of +David Poe, both owners of +Moon Tattoo in Austin, Texas. Tina gave this design to local artists/mural painters +SprATX who created this mural on the exterior end wall of Moon Tattoo.

Panorama Creation

I decided to create a stand alone piece of art from this mural by creating a panorama using 4 horizontal images stitched together. The stitching was done in Lightroom panorama and then brought into Photoshop for cloning and tweaking.

By standing close to the building wall, a section of the mural was captured. Moving along the wall and maintaining the same distance from the wall, the other sections of the mural were captured, making sure that sufficient overlap occurred between images so the software could stitch the 4 images into one panorama.

The resulting panorama was an image of the entire end of the building containing the mural. To make the panorama more appealing, some things appearing around the mural needed to be eliminated: store awning that wrapped around the upper left edge of the mural; electrical wiring appearing in the upper right hand corner of the mural; building parking lot light fixture in the upper center of mural casting shadow down onto stomach of floating lady; tree shadows on black bricks in center of mural; the interface of mural with parking lot had grass and weeds growing onto bottom of mural.

Cloning

All of the above problems were solved by cloning appropriate mural areas over undesirable areas. The difficulty of this is the wall was of two sizes of brick and the pattern of the brickwork had to match. This meant that where cloning samples were to begin had to match the pattern where they were to be applied.

The most tedious cloning had to do with eliminating the orange awning occupying the upper left hand corner of the building. After cloning in the bricks to cover the awning, a gap in the circle of white dots was created. I cloned the white dots back in with the original white dots. Examining the white dots revealed an alternating pattern of large dot/small dot. Also, when a dot covered a grout joint, the paint did not extend down onto the grout. After varying sized of dots were cloned in, when they spanned a grout joint, the neighboring joint area was cloned over the center of the dot so that the replacement dots over grout joints would match the original dots spanning grout joints in the lower part of the mural.

The same attention to detail happened in the cloning out of the attached building parking lot light. The replacing brick pattern had to match what was behind the light. In eliminating the shadow cast by the light fixture onto the mural, other light colored parts of the mural were used to cover the shadow so that the color and texture would match.

Final Touches

A larger canvas border was added for the panorama, contrast was tweaked and a little unsharp filter and noise was applied in Photoshop.

Other Design Inside Moon Tattoo - https://goo.gl/XORXag

#mural #tattoo #moontatoo #davidpoe #tinapoe #austin #austintexas #austinchamberofcommerce #newsstory #austinnewsstory
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Neil Howard

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Tiny Flower
A really tiny little (almost microscopic!) flower growing out of the moss on the ancient bridge over the River Itchen at Itchen Stoke , Ovington in Hampshire. That is the river in the background.
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Walter Kampe

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A tremendous sunset over the moors of the Brackvenn, Belgium
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Nenad Spasojevic

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THE RIGHT PATH
For this post I went back to my archives and decided to finally finish editing of this interior shot that I left unfinished for some time. I love shooting old churches from time to time and this one was one of my favorites back in downtown Philadelphia.Taking out the color and pointing out some highlights I tried to simplify the scene and make everything more enjoyable. I also tried to bring some mystery to this scene cause I like the dramatic and dynamic shots. What do you think?

Philadelphia/ PA

#interior #monochrome #church
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Neil Howard

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Neil Howard

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Barn Cottage
This is Barn cottage near Sparsholt in Hampshire. Heaven knows how old it is, but I think I know what it was before it was a house :)

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Neil Howard

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Rock Balancing
I was doing a bit of rock balancing at Corblets Beach on Alderney yesterday. It is satisfying when you get it right, and very challenging when there is a strong wind blowing like yesterday :)
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Alexander Sac

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Tuscany ( Toscana ). A voyage to Tuscany, Italy, Europe - Florence, Pisa, Siena, Pistoia, Fiesole...
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Aaron Priest

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This is the Modine-Benstead Observatory in Union Grove, Wisconsin on June 25, 2016. Many thanks to the Racine Astronomical Society for their hospitality and warm welcome, giving us a tour of the observatory and allowing us to shoot some night photography from the grounds when we crashed a member’s night meeting unannounced. I was in Wisconsin on family vacation and my cousin and I decided to do some impromptu night photography with some friends. Looking for the darkest skies we could find within a half hour drive or so, we wound up at the observatory and were very happy to be welcomed by other night sky enthusiasts!

There are two domed telescopes at the observatory: a 16-inch Newtonian-Cassegrain reflecting telescope designed and built by club members on a custom German equatorial mount with an attached 6-inch refractor as a guide scope, and a 14-inch Celestron Schmitt Cassegrain reflecting telescope on a Lomansdy German equatorial mount. The larger telescope weighs 2 tons and was fabricated by local industries and manufacturers. You can read more about the history of the observatory on the club’s website: http://www.rasastro.org/club.htm

#astronomy #astrophotography #longexposurephotography #nightphotography #nightsky #observatory #panorama #photosphere #stars #startrails #timelapse 
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About this community

I want this to be a place where people from the StuckInCustoms.com community can talk, share their own photos, and have fun! Normally, people share photos over on the blog, but they are always tied to the "Daily Photo" of mine -- well no need for that any more - this can be an independent place where you can share your work or have other discussions! :)

Shirley Ly

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Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch
Route 66

"One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure..."

My 28th Birthday I Went To Vegas For The Weekend And On The Way Back I Stopped By Elmer's Creepy Yet Beautiful Bottle Tree Ranch... In The Evening... I Couldn't Wait To Go Home To See These Cause I Knew There Were So Much More I Couldn't See Because It Was Pitch Black Out There In The Middle Of No Where And The Only Lights I Had Were My Headlights.. Felt Like A Beginning Of A Horror Flick... There Were Bones And Glass Everywhere... Love It!

‪#‎Elmer‬ ‪#‎ElmerBottleTreeRanch‬ ‪#‎BottleTreeRanch‬ ‪#‎ShirleyStarPhotography‬ ‪#‎ShirleyLy‬ ‪#‎Nikon‬ ‪#‎Route66‬ ‪#‎NikonPhotographer‬ ‪#‎Photographer‬ ‪#‎Photography‬ ‪#‎Glass‬ ‪#‎GlassBottles‬ ‪#‎Barstow‬ ‪#‎Victorville‬ ‪#‎California‬ ‪#‎LasVegas‬ ‪#‎Nevada‬ ‪#‎Nightscape‬
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Neil Howard

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Minimalist Landscape
This was the landscape not far from Up Sombourne in Hampshire yesterday.
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Neil Howard

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The highways & the byways...
A byway near Up Sombourne in Hampshire today. They have started harvesting the grain and bailing the straw around here now :)
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Paul Johnston

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Moon Tattoo ! - Austin Street Art

The panorama mural artwork below is the creation of +David Poe and his wife Tina of the +Moon Tattoo Studio in Austin, Texas. This unique design occupies one complete wall in the studio.

David and Tina are super friendly folks and really made my day a great one! This past Sunday I was photographing a large mural of a floating tattooed lady (designed by Tina Poe) on the outside wall of their studio. A couple parked their car and got out of their car smiling as they see me photographing the floating lady. They open up their studio and shortly thereafter Tina Poe comes out and introduces herself. We talk briefly about the "floating lady" and Tina invites me inside the studio so I can photography a large design on one walls of their studio. I met David and talked to him about being a tattoo artist. He enjoys doing fine detailed tattoos. I really enjoyed the conversation with Tina and David and appreciate the invitation to come inside their new studio and photograph another great design. Their friendly jester just made my day!

Capturing and Processing Image:

As mentioned this was a large wall mural. On the right side was a large chair that was blocking part of the mural. On the upper left of the mural was some air conditioning duct work blocking a portion of the left crescent moon. To get the mural I turned the camera into portrait position, stood close to the mural, and took 3 overlapping images . This allowed me to "see" past the blocking chair.

The three images were stitched together in the panorama mode in Lightroom and then brought into Photoshop. There were shadows cast upon the wall. This being a black and white image, I used the paint bucket tool to turn areas with shadows into white. Duct work covered the left tip of the crescent moon. I selected the right half of the crescent moon and flipped it horizontally and pasted it over the missing portion of the left crescent moon. The image was taken into the raw processor and various slider were adjusted to get a white background and a darkened design. The shading in the design was done by David and Tina with fine black lines.

#mural #tattoo #moontatoo #davidpoe #tinapoe #austin #austintexas #austinchamberofcommerce #newsstory #austinnewsstory
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Neil Howard

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Landscape through the Leaves
I was riding my scooter & glimpsed this landscape through a gap in the trees not far from Crawley in Hampshire.
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Wasim Muklashy

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places like these dude...places like these...
kronborg castle, helsingor, denmark.
the home of shakespeare's 'hamlet.'
summer 2016.
www.wasimofnazareth.com
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Neil Howard

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Lavender and Architecture
Lavender blooming in the old parade grounds of the Peninsula Barracks in Winchester.  This is the site of King Charles II unfinished Palace ( it burnt down in 1894) and this was built using the original columns etc. in 1900. It is now exclusive housing, with magnificent landscaping.
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Neil Howard

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Braye Bay
Looking down over Braye Bay on Alderney from the Butes. Taken with my 7.5mm fisheye lens on my Olympus OM-D EM5ii

#alderney #braye +Olympus #fishie +Landscape Photography Community +Landscape Photography +LANDSCAPE Photos +LANDSCAPE Photos +HQSP Landscape +Landscape Photography Show +BTP Landscape Pro 
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Neil Howard

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St. Stephen's Church, Sparsolt
This is the pretty little church in the village of Sparsholt near Winchester in Hampshire, UK. Whilst this building was "renovated" in 1888, this spot, on top of the hill, has been a place of worship since pagan times, and the Anglo-Saxons built a Church on the spot.
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