This week you are in for a strange show. I try to make an image out of a not so good night shot by Stuart Martin from New Zealand. Stuart had his camera for three days and was experimenting with it. He shot the Christmas decora- tion of his neigh- bour but only got a dark and a bit blurry image.
With no specific goal in mind I just played around with UFRaw and layers in GIMP and got a quite nice result. The 100% crop you see here is a bit like a painting, the full image looks like seen through night vision goggles. The lesson to learn except a refresh of using UFRaw and layers: Play around! Make experiments! There is no right way – just interesting results.
Stuart has an incredible collection of links to sites about language – from fun to pure science.
Don’t forget the challenge! Make a monochrome image and post it in our meetthegimp.org photogroup at 23 and be sure to use the tag “mtg-monochrome”. The challenge ends March 31 1600GMT and I’ll draw a winner by random choice.
You can find the image used in this episode here on the Download Page
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02:14 The original image by Stuart Martin
03:28 The problems with the image
06:50 Examine using UFRaw
08:40 – change the colour temperature
09:15 – change the exposure
10:18 – Make the second version of the image
13:15 – Make the third version of the image
14:03 Put the 3 images as layers
15:54 Plan the composition
17:19 Rotating all the layers together
22:50 Combining the layers
23:49 Add a layer mask
30:25 The Blog
31:06 The Black and White Challenge
32:26 Request for help with WordPress
33:20 The End
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