Blue Moon: Tower Bridge London UK by DonDavisUK
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Original Bridge Captured with Nikon D700 and 70-300mm Sigma Lense.

Photomanipulation In Elements 8. Colour processing first selected dark blue as swatch colours, then coulourised a new layer. The hardest part was the selecting the sky was easy, but in between the struts of the bridge was quite difficult. After selecting punched into a new layer and turned the sky black with a graduated layer. Then added the moon pic {courtesy of DP Mag}, coulorised the moon in the same way as Tower Bridge. Flattened the image and saved as JPG.
Don’t forget to save it first as a PSD to retain layers. I think I will go back and do some more work on the sky, add stars and perfect the transition from light to dark. But I like the simplicity of this scene. I’ve had it printed by Pixum and it really does look great.


More Images of London Just click on the little thumbnails for the one you’d like to visit. I love getting comments:-) Don.

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 5 years ago

  • ManRayFan
    ManRayFanover 5 years ago

    Beautifully processed and composed! Well done!

  • Hi Ed, thanks for that mate. Just playing with the new version of Elements. I’m amazed that they’ve now included layer masks which makes layer work so much easier. Thanks again. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • taiche
    taicheover 5 years ago

    Wow – this is surreal – love the colour selection ….perfect palette!

  • Hi Tai, thanks for that my friend. Just playing with the new version of Elements. I’m amazed that they’ve now included layer masks which makes layer work so much easier. Thanks again. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Rangi Matthews
    Rangi Matthewsover 5 years ago

    beautiful m8

  • Hi Ranqi, thanks for that my friend. Just playing with the new version of Elements. I’m amazed that they’ve now included layer masks which makes layer work so much easier. Thanks again. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 5 years ago

    Wow ans wow again, great shot and fantastic manipulation. Just love this image, a MUST HAVE fave for me.
    Really well done with this Don, I love it.

  • Hi Gary, thanks for that mate. Just playing with the new version of Elements. I’m amazed that they’ve now included layer masks which makes layer work so much easier. Thanks again. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 5 years ago

    Very creative Don, lovely processing mate!!

  • Hi Shaun, thanks for that my friend. Just playing with the new version of Elements. I’m amazed that they’ve now included layer masks which makes layer work so much easier. Thanks again. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 5 years ago

    terrific piece of work Don and I know from experience how time consuming a job like this can be. Yours is heaps better than mine though – far more ambitious.
    Keep at it buddy – it’s fun

    Peter

  • Hi Peter, thanks for that good buddy. Just playing with the new version of Elements. I’m amazed that they’ve now included layer masks which makes layer work so much easier. Thanks again. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • MarianaEwa
    MarianaEwaover 5 years ago

    Fantastic work Don.

  • Hi Mariana, thanks for that my friend. Just playing with the new version of Elements. I’m amazed that they’ve now included layer masks which makes layer work so much easier. Thanks again. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 5 years ago

    Love the blue tones- this is marvellous work Don!!

  • Hi Pauline, thank you. I was inspired to do this through DP Mag (Digital Photo), Go to Photo Answers Website for some free tutorials it’s got great sections on using Photoshop and Elements. They provide some great textures and sample pics to work with too. This photo of London bridge looked ideal for this kind of work. The sky was quite bland and boring, but just add a moon and hay presto, it looks quite magical. I’m glad you liked this one. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Tony Waite
    Tony Waiteover 5 years ago

    that is really awesome you must have spent hours processing much appreciated nad thanks for sharing.

  • Hi Tony, thank you. Not as long as that with some great instruction from DP Mag. I was inspired to produce this image one cold Winter’s night through DP Mag (Digital Photo), Go to Photo Answers Website for some free tutorials it’s got great sections on using Photoshop and Elements. They provide some great textures and sample pics to work with too. This photo of London bridge looked ideal for this kind of work. The sky was quite bland and boring, but just add a moon and hay presto, it looks quite magical. I’m glad you liked this one. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

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