Great. Where did you get this?
Great idea to check the Zoo.
Could not resist (shot with Canon D60 in 2002):
WOW, it's been a few days since I have visited this topic, and I am amazed !
Great great images from B+U and Mike !
Have a nice weekend,
E-M1/GH2/G1 Full Spectrum & lots of lenses
The sofa looks like photographed in a loft. It was sitting at a back of some business close to the street.
"House in Madeira"
G1 with Olympus 9-18 zoom
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Here is an abstract (surprised we don't see more in the blends thread)
"Cafe in Barcelona"
Named after the underlying image
Very Nice. We love abstracts.
Mike - we got an abstract from you
Your color palette is great in all your images. Do your abstracts print up well in large versions? I would think with your wax finish, they would look much like oil paintings.
I actually did this shot about a month ago, but I thought maybe it was too abstract. I think it would print up really well and yes with the wax, it would be interesting. I kept looking for a way to use it as a background with another element. I think if I were to print it, I would make this as big as possible. At least 44x44. Been thinking of printing another image that I could print on rice paper and embedding it in the wax on top of this abstract.
Spring is here:
Bees are ready:
The largest blends I've ever done.
I just finished doing 3 murals for a government building. They were blends of buildings in the city and a few landmarks. They will be featured in a cafeteria and corridor's etc. They are going to be printed on some kind of textured wallpaper. It was a huge (really) challenge. This one is 12 ft tall x 37 feet wide. It was the smallest of the three, one being 140 feet long. It was a fun project to work on.
Interesting work? Come on Uwe, the man deserves more than that!
It's a very difficult thing to get the balance and composition to succeed on a collage like this. The touch of red lines and the upper left and lower right "Western Auto" and shuttlecock base colour just complete the whole project perfectly.
Did I say I liked it?
Mike - absolutely amazing mural, I want to use the word "gobsmacking", but some folks don's like it
Can we see the other two?
>Interesting work? Come on Uwe, the man deserves more than that!
Technically and business wise amazing. Hard for me to judge the content at this size though. That is what I call interesting :-)
thanks everyone. I was curious as to what you all would think. I've been working on this project for so long, that I wasn't sure about my decisions and I was changing the tones etc. right up until an hour before I sent the files and test prints off.
Here are the other two and a couple of sections so you can see the details a bit more. One of the images is very light because it is going to be a banner around the top of a hallway. The other is a long corridor mural. One is 140 feet long and the other is 96 feet.
My wife was the Architectural designer for the remodeling of the space on this project, so we worked together on this project. When the space is complete, I will take some installation shots and post them.
Fantastic, Mike. I'm curious as to the file sizes of the original images (what camera?) Also, how you handled the rezing up and what is the final dpi at printed size? Lastly, how is something like this printed?
The file sizes were between 3.5 gigs and 6 gigs for the biggest. The 1st image I put together at the actual size of 12ft x 37ft at 75 dpi. I was worried about the print, but by the time I layered images on top of each other and added texture and 10points of monochrome noise, I was surprised at how good the print looked. I printed a test of a crop that was 8ft x 42inches. The whole image was around 6 gigs. For the other two which were much longer, I had to break the image up into 3 sections. I still did the image work at 75 dpi at actual size for each section. I had to save the images in photoshop as LARGE FORMAT DOCUMENT. I had never used this before, but it is the only way to work on images this large.
I usually use genuine fractals to enlarge images, but for this, believe it or not, I just put an image in and then enlarged it in photoshop with the image/scale command. I also stretched images in different ways to make the composition work. I didn't see any way that I could plan out the sizes of each image, it had to be a loose and free approach.
I used a few different cameras. Some of the images where shot a long time ago on a Canon 10D and some I went out and shot just for this project. I used the EP-2, Leica M8, and a Hasselblad H1 with an old Imacon back for the current shots. It was surprising how well the different camera images worked together.
The images are being printed in New York by a company that specializes in wall coverings. They will be printed on adhesive backed vinyl. They will be responsible for hanging the sections, and I assume they will print it like I did at 75 dpi from the actual files. I tried using Genuine Fractals to make the images 150dpi after the whole image was flattened and put together, but it didn't seem to make a difference in the look. Just doubled the already huge file sizes.
Mike.. thanks very much for the details. I've been an admirer of your work for some time. Magnificent! And this project is so perfect for your artistic style. Bravo.
>When the space is complete, I will take some installation shots and post them.
That would be great.
>I've been an admirer of your work for some time.
Amazing work, Mike, both from an artistic and size point of view.
Sorry a late reaction but my computer broke down and is on repair.
I like the way how you kept it simple, black and white, and how well the transparant red surfaces brings the work together.
Russian constructivists like approach!
Somehow the subjects look outdated, the plane and buildings, was that part of the commision?
Well done and congrats,
As for the dated look, that's Kansas City! We have a few really modern buildings going up now, but not finished, so I couldn't put them in. The client actually wanted me to focus on the old buildings. The plane is historic to Kansas City, because TWA was based here.
"Biltmore Estate Pond"
This is a shot from the Biltmore Estates garden. It is a beautiful place to shoot if you are into landscapes. I’ve been there several times over the years. It was also the setting for one of my favorite movies, “Being There”.
Wonderful image, Mike. And your mention of "Being There" brought back some good memories from long ago... Peter Sellers was awesome in that film.
Beautiful Mike. i know that garden well and love this Interpretation.
This is called "Rounding Cape Horn, Early Morning"
Hot summer burning]
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From a rainy day
Olympus E-5 + Zuiko 50 mm f2, no NR
ISO200 @ f2.2, 1/200 second, 50 mm focal length
"Abstract - Grass and Textures"