Old Japanese Rooftops by Ellen Cotton

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My husband took this image while in Japan about 7 years ago. I used one of my own images for the sky, desaturated, adjusted contrast and added texture to the structures to bring out the details.

Being in my 60’s, I am a latecomer to photography. Yet I have found great satisfaction and pleasure in creating digital art from my photographs. Taking pictures was a hobby until surgery in 2001 left me disabled and gave me the opportunity to learn about digital art and photographic software. I’ve been selling my work online and through local galleries since 2009.

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  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    Lovely outcome, E! I love that ornate tops to the roof… Is that a face I see at the right top? (of the roof)

  • Thanks so much, M! I’ve always liked this one. These are part of a temple – the face is of a deity that I’ve seen many times but I couldn’t tell you the name (it looks part human part animal). It’s easier to see full size. Unfortunately, my husband can’t remember where the temple was, so it’s hard to find information!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 4 years ago


  • Thank you, Daisy!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerover 4 years ago

    so very beautiful!

  • Thank you very much, Tara!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago


  • Thank you, Scott!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • CarolM
    CarolMover 4 years ago

    I really like the composition and point of view. Great job with the sky. It looks like a beautiful ornate building. Nicely done!

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful comment, Carol!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Awesome perspective!! :D

  • Thanks so much, Cee!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Brilliant efforts have created a stunning result!

  • Thank you very much, Rosie!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • S .
    S .over 4 years ago

    beautiful shot .. love the angle

  • Thank you so much!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartover 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Julie!!!

    – Ellen Cotton

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