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Stephen is a semi-professional photographer based in Adelaide, South Australia. He shoots a wide range of subjects from macros to landscapes to portraits.
Stephen enjoys capturing images of the world as he sees it, travelling as far as Kangaroo Island and New Zealand to find and photograph.
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  • Craig Watson
    Craig Watsonabout 7 years ago

    What about something along the line of… “Adelaide Hyatt’s Backyard”?

  • Stephen Mitchell
    Stephen Mitchellabout 7 years ago

    Hmmm… interesting. Thanks. Gives me ideas….

    1. Is This Your Ball in My Backyard?
    2. Zenadelaide
    3. …. still thinking about other ideas…
    Will come back to this. Might stay as is.

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaabout 7 years ago

    I like the title – nicely worked image… full of impact for me…
    great elements!

    PS: also like: Is This Your Ball in My Backyard?

  • Stephen Mitchell
    Stephen Mitchellabout 7 years ago

    It’s funny you say that Paul, because while I was adjusting the elements, ‘working’ them as you say, this image popped up and I said to myself Is this Adelaide or Melbourne? :D

    It’s taken me a while to determine what makes it easy on the eye:
    1. The bright blue sky (which was originally grey),
    2. the blue horizontal concrete just back from the ‘ball’
    3. the blue hue to all the vertical steel and windows
    3. and the salmon/peach coloured concrete!
    Amazingly, it all works well together!

    Does anyone else have any alternative titles? Paul, your postscript may end up being the winning decision on a title. Sorry, no monetary gain from this faux comp’!

  • Deon de Waal
    Deon de Waalalmost 7 years ago

    It is a very well worked image. Looks like a poster.

  • Stephen Mitchell
    Stephen Mitchellalmost 7 years ago

    Thank you Deon. Thanks for considering it worthy of being a poster. Your comment is appreciated.

  • Mick Smith
    Mick Smithover 6 years ago
    Hmmm, I think this shot / work is terrific Steve. I wish I knew how to do that sort of stuff. I’ve tried to replace sky before but I couldnt get it. Its very futuristic, sharp, colourful and oober interesting.Mick.
  • Mick, thanks again for a great compliment!
    I hate to disillusion you … but … the sky hasn’t been ‘replaced’. I shot the photograph on a somewhat dismal day: To brighten it up, I applied a plugin from a freeware program which did ALL of what you see. Now I’ll have to dig up the original image…

    – Stephen Mitchell

  • rochelle
    rochelleover 6 years ago

    Clever one Stephen – now i took one of this steel ball and it certainly did not look anything as good as this

  • Mazza
    Mazzaalmost 6 years ago

    Wow! A stunning comp and exquisite processing. I wish I knew the recipe, it has eluded me to the point near insanity lol.
    Great work from you as per usual.

  • Thanks Peter. After viewing your work, that’s a huge compliment!

    This image was shot and processed about a year ago. All I can say that I do not use Photoshop: I use IRFANVIEW for cropping, and GIMP for PostProduction and Layering (which I find most fascinating!). I’ve learnt a myriad of techniques for improving lighting, texture, sharpness, and relayering of each of these refinements. I’m no expert, but I know what I know.

    – Stephen Mitchell

  • Mazza
    Mazzaalmost 6 years ago

    Fair enough, whtever works best for you.
    Btw, I love my Irfanview too.

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