And now for something completely different..

Sometimes it’s just fun to see where things can go with a photograph.  This is one of my most sucessful images turned into a jigsaw then blown apart using the 3D tools available within Photoshop to reveal the gem of the photograph, within a globe, and with a photograph of the Milky Way I took behind.  I had to photograph my own hand and then isolate it to create the illusion of the hand holding the globe.  Why, well why not?  For those curious, this is the engine house used in the opening titles to Poldark.

44 responses

  1. Very Creative! Nice job. I have never worked with the 3D capabilities in PS. Might have to give it a try sometime.

    October 25, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    • Thank you Craig. I feel there is so much within Photoshop I can’t even begin to fathom. 3d wasn’t something I thought I’d explore but I had a few hours on my hands so thought I’d give it a try.

      October 25, 2017 at 2:45 pm

  2. sonja21

    That was fun! Something really different!

    October 25, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    • Thank you very much Sonja! :-)

      October 26, 2017 at 9:25 am

  3. Yup! Definitely different. And I like it very much :)
    Any more dilapidated houses from Fuerteventura coming our way Adrian?

    October 25, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    • Thank you very much Jude! I’ve a few more pictures to come Jude! :-)

      October 26, 2017 at 9:28 am

      • Oh good!

        October 26, 2017 at 10:44 am

      • :-)

        October 26, 2017 at 11:24 am

  4. Prachtig resultaat

    October 25, 2017 at 7:13 pm

  5. Yvonne Theze

    Really impressed with your photograph. Very imaginative. Love mum x

    October 26, 2017 at 9:08 am

  6. OMG Adrian I don’t know what to say. I absolutely love this. so creative. You need to write a tutorial on how to do this :)

    October 26, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    • Thank you so much Edith. I will see what I can do regarding a tutorial. :-)

      October 27, 2017 at 3:33 pm

  7. Wow! This is certainly a fun departure from the usual! Have to agree that it’s very creative. Never know where Chilli will go next, do we?

    October 26, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    • I like to keep ’em guessing Gunta. Glad you enjoyed this. It was a bit of fun but perhaps, I might do a series. It’s nice to stretch one’d creativity and imagination sometimes. The imagination bit can get a bit rusty as we get older I’ve found.

      October 27, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      • Understand all to well the ‘rusty’ part! ;)

        October 27, 2017 at 9:47 pm

      • :-)

        October 29, 2017 at 10:04 am

  8. Hours and hours of work I suspect behind this extraordinary image. Brilliant, Adrian, reminds me of the work of Magritte. This, I am sure, will do very well in major exhibitions.

    October 27, 2017 at 7:59 am

    • Thank you so much Andy. The beauty of layers within Photoshop. It took a fair bit of trial and error I mush admit. Moving the pieces of the jigsaw in 3d space which of course is still 2d was the hardest bit but it’s certainly a way of overcoming that need to create three dimensions within a two dimension medium. I think I might play with a few more of my landscapes and see what I come up with. If my current C&C panel is rejected again, this might be an alternative way to go. :-)

      October 27, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      • Maybe its a the start of a new chapter on your visual journey

        October 27, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      • It could be Andy. This opens the opportunity to combine several images, layers within layers. Certainly allows the imagination to have a bit of a workout. :-)

        October 29, 2017 at 10:03 am

  9. Wonderfully creative Adrian. Haven’t tried the 3D filter but love the way this turned out.

    October 27, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    • Thank you so much Tina. It was fun doing this. :-)

      October 27, 2017 at 3:39 pm

  10. Such a creative and fun, Adrian! : )

    October 27, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    • I missed a word! Oops. Such a creative and fun *image*…

      October 27, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      • Thank you very much Karen. It was fun to take an image I know so well and then to just blow it apart. I always had the sense that I needed space behind the image and having a photograph of the Milky Way in my files was useful. I have to say though, it took me a hell of a time to find it. :-/ :-)

        October 27, 2017 at 3:41 pm

  11. Wonderfully sophisticated work, dear Adrian! This is highly creative and most inspiring! :-)
    Wishing the two of you a great weekend,
    Dina x

    October 27, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    • Thank you very much Dina. :-) I hope you’re having a lovely weekend and have a great week ahead. :-) x

      October 29, 2017 at 10:02 am

  12. A fascinating creation. Well done! :-)

    October 28, 2017 at 1:57 pm

  13. Nil

    Great! Love it! :-)

    October 28, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    • Thank you very much Nil! :-)

      October 29, 2017 at 10:04 am

  14. This is quite amazing…there are so many layers to it, it seems it must have taken forever to do, but I suspect you have a mind that can keep a lot of things active, and see the interrelationships among them. It’s good to shake things up, isn’t it?

    October 28, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    • It is indeed Lynn! Thank you! This technique allows the opportunity to merge several layers and give the imagination a bit of a free reign. It took a little while to get the hang of moving the pieces of the jigsaw but once I got the hang of that, it wasn’t so difficult. I’m quite familiar with using layers and masks, I just needed to find a way to not just adjust areas of a photo using a mask but to reveal another image beneath a layer in an interesting way. It’s fun to do, I’m just limited by my imagination. I’m looking forward to working with a few other images. :)

      October 29, 2017 at 10:10 am

  15. Wow! What a fantastic creation, Adrian. What fun to let your imagination run wild. Love it.

    October 30, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    • Thank you Jane. It was fun to explore something different and exercise my imagination that was so much more refined when I was 8. I’m now 53 and would really like to get my 8 year old imagination to surface every now and then. We should all be doing it. I think it’s such a shame we’re trained as we grow up to shut that down, we have to get serious. I’ve adult skills now that can perhaps help explore some of my much more uncomplicated imaginings.

      October 30, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      • I couldn’t agree more, Adrian. I am getting out my crayons!

        October 30, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      • Have fun Jane! :-)

        November 1, 2017 at 9:05 am

  16. This is really amazing and very clever, Adrian. You’re so talented. :)

    October 31, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    • Thank you so much Sylvia! I think it’s the software that’s clever and it was fun use it to exercise my imagination. :-)

      November 1, 2017 at 9:07 am

  17. Quite different indeed. And such a intriguing result. I bet it was fun trying to put the puzzle together (or actually break it apart as you did). Creative as always, Adrian.

    November 3, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    • Thank you very much Otto. It was fun just exploring the tools available in Photoshop that allow you to take several pieces of work, allowing you to combine them and explode them to create a new result. I think this was three photographs in all. I’m sure one could combine many more. It’d be like disappearing down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland. The only limit is one’s own creativity. We’re lucky to have tools today that I’m sure others would have enjoyed greatly in the past.

      November 3, 2017 at 4:18 pm

  18. Different form of artistry. It’s fun to try new actions in photoshop/lightroom.

    November 5, 2017 at 4:24 am

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