Free Gondolas - canon 20d w/17-40

I've posted a similar shot to this before, but I wanted to free those gondolas from their wires.

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  • alfr3do

    They look like parachuting gondolas. Very cool. I like the blue and the vignetting.

    2006-06-01

  • ps

    :) i agree with previous comment :D

    2006-06-01

  • Ameen

    great shot. amazing. but it doesnt look safe to get in one of them, innit?

    2006-06-01

  • Still

    Really funny post processing there. Great colors..

    2006-06-01

  • michael

    It is amazing how just removing a few little lines can destroy all sense of reference. Great idea and well executed.

    2006-06-01

  • Rob

    How excellent. It still has me sitting here chuckling like a fool.

    2006-06-01

  • Mystery Me

    Brilliant.

    2006-06-01

  • Anthony

    Do you ad the vignetting in post or is it a result of light dropoff in your lens? I've added it using lens distortion in PS CS2, but the color doesn't seem as rich as in your photos.

    2006-06-01

  • Adam Lee Dalziel

    brilliant concept - clean picture with a strong graphical composition - really appealing shot

    2006-06-01

  • Otto K.

    Oh, freaky and quite funny. Very cool result.

    2006-06-01

  • Marinus

    yes getting rid of the wires was a vey good idea, looks great.

    2006-06-01

  • Robert

    Amusing image, and great color saturation. Good positioning of the gondolas as well. I like it!

    2006-06-01

  • Vidya

    Lovely !

    2006-06-01

  • ingrid

    Excellent !!!
    Some how it reminds me of Mary Popins :-)

    2006-06-01

  • Jeet

    nice one !!

    2006-06-01

  • Dean

    brilliant, really love the summer feel going on.

    2006-06-02

  • JD

    really enjoy the contrast between the reds and blues! I definitally get the feeling that they are rising as apposed to falling like others have mentioned. Great work ;)

    2006-06-02

  • Chris

    I am seeing all sorts of unique shots this morning. Very nice colors, as always, and very neat processing idea!

    2006-06-02

  • Roger

    Awesome shot! I love the colors. And it is a great idea to loose the cables. Excellent.

    2006-06-02

  • Keith

    Those teeny parachutes seem to work ok, very funny image.

    2006-06-02

  • carlos

    :D nice idea!

    2006-06-02

  • jane

    Very surreal!

    2006-06-02

  • Seesaw

    Brilliant!

    2006-06-02

  • Miles

    Thanks everyone, I removed the wires in PS and also moved the gondolas slightly so they weren't in such an obvious line with one another.

    Anthony, I create vignettes using a duplicate layer blended with multiply, then, with a layer mask added, I use the circular gradient tool to mask out the centre area, leaving this darker vignette effect around the edges. This only really works on images with dark edges, since the multiply blend won't darken light areas; but for skies like this, where the blue is nice and 'thick' already thanks to a polarising filter, it works well.

    2006-06-02

  • Ashish Sidapara

    Stunning blues!

    2006-06-02

  • f. d. rahman

    this is such a cool photo.. it reminds me of the elevator flying around in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.. hmm, I just realized I keep mentioning the movie in different comments, in different photos, & in different blogs.. perhaps I'm still craving chocolate.

    2006-06-02

  • tati

    Love the dpeth of the blue sky. Gorgeous!

    2006-06-02

  • Jeremy

    Very very cool. Nicely thought and very effective. Nice touch of humour.

    (I think I can see jpg artifacts though... )

    2006-06-02

  • shooter

    My first visit and you are bookmarked! I love the idea behind this and the way you have shot and processed it superb.

    2006-06-02

  • What The Heck Journal

    This is really phenomenal! I love the whole surreal feel in the shot.
    - Martin

    2006-06-03

  • payam

    wow, miles, removing the wires was a very creative idea. i don't think I've ever seen someone try something like this... very original! :)

    on another note, i read you comment about adding a duplicate layer for the vignette... did you know you can achieve the exact same effect by creative a new adjustment layer (levels, curves, etc) with no changes in the adjustment? you really cuts down on file size and makes your workflow a lot faster

    great photo as always!

    2006-06-03

  • matt

    I had a dream like this once. Very cool.

    2006-06-04

  • sleepless dream

    incredible conception and execution!
    gorgeous :)
    love
    sd

    2006-06-15

  • evienia

    cool shot. I like it.

    2006-06-27

  • Miles

    Thanks again :)

    2006-07-02