Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones

Posted on 10/19/2012


Photo taken on September  1, 2012




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Orbit Tower Earth Approach

Orbit Tower Earth Approach
The Shot

This one is down to one of my contacts, Andrew. In a comment on the original version he said “Great work, that sky looks like your entering the atmosphere” true I thought and why not but the Orbit Tower in Earth Orbit and this shot is the result.

This is an edited shot of the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in front of the Olympic Stadium. Taken with a fisheye lens which produced that curved look to the sky. See the post before last for the original.

I started by doing a round selection on the picture for the Earth leaving an area on the edges for Space. The area on the edges was brushed with a black brush which involved some delicate brushwork for the areas round the struts. The stars started from original pictures of stars I took earlier layered and brightened and star effects added. This was then pasted as a new layer, a black layer mask used to remove it and a white brush on the layer used to bring in the stars on the areas of Space.

The top of a communications pole on the original image was moved and enlarged to make a passable International Space Station in a slightly lower orbit.

For the full story and details of the processing together with before and after images see my Blog
see Edwin Jones Photography Blog

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