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GS:Grunge Squares:002
Part of a new series depicting Auckland's Central Business District in a heavily textured & post-processed way.

Let me know what you think.

PS: All textures and frame used in this picture by me.
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NajlaQamber Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome Deviation!

:heart: This has been featured here : [link] I hope you don't mind the exposure!

Happy New Year! :heart:
meemo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
i dont mind at all :)
thank you and a happy new year to you too of course.
Perikita Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007   Photographer
Hi Meemo... :)

I think you could make both series of these pictures one treated as a photograph. Which would look really great, because they are beautiful. And, another series where you work your textures/treatment fully.
In the way it is now, makes me think that the photographer was not quite sure about the treatment, and left some spots out to let us see that behind the textures there is still a great picture...

Maybe, I take your picture this way because I am in this situation. I am an amateur photographer. I've been learning photography for few years now, and everybody knows me as such. I wanted to try some heavy post processing and they didn't like it... specially those who don't accept any manipulation in an external program... Anyway, I show them then, only my photography, and I am here showing my tries in post processings, my artsy pictures/treatments... :) not too successful yet, but I am trying... ;)

All the best,
meemo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
Hey Irma,
Thanks for this great in-depth comment. I appreciate you taking the time to write all this. And I also agree with a lot of the things you say. A lot of people I hang out with either have no photoshop experience and therefore dont even know what it possible in terms of post production, and the rest is often of the film-era that simply refuses to move on to new things ;)

Anyway, your comment has triggered a cool idea in my head. So stay tuned for some new variants of this series. ;)

Kindest Regards,
rawimage Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I would have left at least a bit of texture in the middle, but coming from clean photography I understand that it's hard to get lost in textures :D
I'm not sure about the polaroid edge. maybe in another context..
meemo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
hmm.. you are too right :D dammit :D
i find it really hard to "destroy" my images with these textures even though i DO find the look appealing. I will try to do better in my next image.

As for the edge, could you elaborate a little on that? i am not quite sure what you mean :roll:
rawimage Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Since I have a crush for things going terribly wrong, I never had constraints doing harm to my photos.
me neither :D The edge looks like from a polaroid transfer, but the image within doesn't - it doesn't feel coherent
meemo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
i guess i will have to get there with a bit of your help eventually. so far i am still hesitating to "harm" my pretty pictures ;)
strangely enough i really like the "grunge" look a lot, just when it comes to my own work i feel like polished work instead of grunge...

I think this little series will be great for me to get the "destructive" drift ;)
rawimage Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, it's a long way down. I started with conventional digital/analog conversion mwthods like the emulation of certain film types or printing methods. But this can be like a drug, you have to take more and more :D
meemo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
he he.. we will find out soon enough if i am of an addictive nature then ;)
CatchMe-22 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
great editing dude... love the sky and the texture and tone worked really well. has that post-apocalyptic feel to it. I'm not a fan of those fancy borders and think it would look better without it... but that's just me.
meemo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
thanks bro.
btw.. the border is just the outside of a scanned polaroid emulsion after use :D

i tend to never use borders, and i also tend to not do too obvious post processing. for this series however i intend to do the otherwise unintended ;)
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