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The ruins of the Tudor Mansion on the Neath Abbey site, South Wales. This forms a part of the ruins of a 12th century Cistercian monastery on this site.
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Looks like my wallet :-) Great work my friend!
Your wallet has seen a lot of action Torffin, thanks for your comments, appreciated as always
fabulous image…..great textures!
Thanks so much for your kind words, glad you like this piece
Great pp work Paul – I bet the place is haunted :o)
I didn’t stay too long to find out Kira!
They say there is a cistercian monk whose spirit inhabits the grounds, he committed murder and was buried in unconsecrated ground outside the Abbey walls and cannot accept his punishment.
For centuries he has tried to re-enter the consecrated ground but without success, hence the continuing presence (how’s that!!)
Thank you for your kind comment
excellent treatment reaally works with these buildings
Cheers Rick, appreciate you stopping by and commenting on this image.
The original shot just didn’t look right in the colour mode it was taken in, so I started playing around with textures and toning to give it a very ancient look.
Was there a particular software program you used to get this effect… this is something I’ve been looking for and haven’t found the right filters
Hi Rick, yes I processed the image in Photoshop CS4.
Copied and pasted a texture over the original and then blended (multiply), tweaked the opacity, flattened the image then converted to Sepia mode, then further tweaking with levels, highlights and shadows, hue saturation until I was happy with result.
Hope that helps
an amazing picture …back to the old wy’s of processing…..well done
Thanks Robert, the age of digital imagery brings yet another perspective to the world of art.
I like this definition of art found in Wikipedia :
Art is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions.
Thanks for stopping by
Thanks Paul, looks like I’ll have to play around with this, thanks for taking the time to answer. it is appreciated
Pleasure Rick, if I can be any further help, just drop me a bm
Nice work Paul< I agree a vintage look suits this much much better than colour.
Thanks Ric, textures are a concept you could write a book about, so much to do, so much to experiment with, I think I’m going to be in this for a while yet
Thank you Sylvia, you moved house yet?
monday i get the key…and then time to paint and decorate. so hopefully in half November :) thanks for asking Paul, much appreciated
Good luck with the move Sylvia