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Okay, YES, I twiddledeed and twiddledumed this months ago...last year, actually.
Guilty as charged,
but I remember having fun!

The Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia.

Iconic Variation


Okay, YES, I twiddledeed and twiddledumed this months ago...last year, actually.
Guilty as charged,
but I remember having fun!

The Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia.

comments (40)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 May 2009, 02:14
And...productive fun, too, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It was productive for me, Ray, and in the end, I guess that's all that matters, right? smile PS makes a great toy to play around with.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 20 May 2009, 02:27
Fabulous results, love, love it.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Maria. Thank you.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 20 May 2009, 02:35
Awesome view and a wonderful post-processing !
Ginnie Hart: You can get so many fabulous views of these Sydney icons, Sidney, from every which way. The Opera House alone is one magnificent dame! She loves showing off all her sides! smile
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 20 May 2009, 03:02
Twiddle away, my friend...
Ginnie Hart: It's hard to stop when you're on a roll, Larry, right?! grin
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 20 May 2009, 03:41
Twiddles right up! Nicely done.
Ginnie Hart: That PS sure is a fun toy, Martin!
  • Hamilton
  • United States
  • 20 May 2009, 05:21
I always wondered what the battle between Tweedledum and Tweedledee was all about.. It's right here! Nicely done Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thank you, kind sir.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 May 2009, 05:24
tongue AH...I can just see that smile on your face and the sparkling eyes when you finished this one...
Prachtig resultaat, mooie grijs tonen, het heeft iets 'metaals' in zich.
Love it.
Ginnie Hart: This has been sitting forever in my Archives, lieve vriend, so I'm glad to finally resurrect it and get it out of the bin. smile It reminds me of how much fun I was having with learning new things on PS. I have altijd been intrigued with the solarization effect, especially when brother Bennett was doing it with his film photography years ago. But he was doing it in color. This does have the metal feel to it, in all grays...maybe a bit like Wim's etching templates?
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 20 May 2009, 06:25
Quite a structure.
Ginnie Hart: Both of then separately AND together, yes, Sherri!
  • rags
  • United States
  • 20 May 2009, 07:55
Amazing image. Superbly done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Kanyi.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 20 May 2009, 07:57
Super shot Ginnie great tone
Ginnie Hart: It was fun to play around, Vintage! smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 20 May 2009, 08:03
Fine twiddle Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sir!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 May 2009, 08:20
Lovely shot Ginnie: stiched?
Ginnie Hart: I've done a LOT of stitching in my life, Chris, but not yet with photography. I just really cropped this down to give it the panoramic look. Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 20 May 2009, 08:30
And I love the result. It's like an aged postcard but yet modern. Very good!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frida. I'm not sure it's a postcard anyone would buy but it sure was fun to do. smile
Beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Clare.
Sydney would not be Sydney without this magnificent bridge.
Ginnie Hart: OR THE OPERA HOUSE, Chad! I wonder which is the more famous of the two??
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 May 2009, 09:18
It looks a bit like those vintage, solarized prints. The panoramic format suits the subject perfectly.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: This is definitely the solarized effect, Ingrid. My deceased brother, Bennett, who was a professional film photographer in his day (back in the 80s and 90s) and did all his own developing, went through a solarization phase (in color) with great results. So this reminds me of him. I hope he is smiling. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 20 May 2009, 09:26
Oh gosh it looks so gray and drab---but has a certain old 3-d silver etched quality.
Ginnie Hart: I have seen Wim's etching templates, Kathryn, and am reminded of them when I look at this. It's funny but gray and drab almost never go together for me. As a redhead I have learned to love the moody grays of weather, delighting in the world they open up to me without fear of too much sun (skin cancer is in my family big time!). I like how you put it..."a certain old 3-d silver etched quality." Thank you for that thought.
'tis a fine picture with or without twiddles
Ginnie Hart: Spoken by a true photographic twiddler! smile Thanks, Bill.
I like the treatment on this photo Ginnie. I have no idea what you did but it is very effective. Nicely done!
Ginnie Hart: I have no idea what I did either, DD, because it was so long ago.! HA! But I do know I used the solarization effect in PS. Thanks.
Just amazing! Well done Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, kind Richard.
Heavy weather was approaching...
A great photo though.
Ginnie Hart: It was rainy almost our entire week in Sydney, Wim, but once we drove to Brisbane and up the coast to Magnetic Island, it was all sunshine from there on. I have told a few commenters that this reminds me of your etching templates. smile
We can all take pictures Ginnie....but to come up with something like this is unique. Twiddled or not...its a lovely picture.
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very touching, Ron. Thank you.
Awesome photo!! Makes me look forward to 2010, when I will go over to Australia for 5/6 weeks and see this myself
Ginnie Hart: Lucky you, Chantal. You will love it!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 May 2009, 12:59
een geweldig uitzicht, Ginnie- fascinating architectures- and the opera and the bridge are still standing! Wat Atrid in haar laatste zin heeft gezegd, klopt! Funny are the words 'twiddledee' and 'twiddledum', it sounds a bit German!
Ginnie Hart: Aren't Twiddledee and Twiddledum from Alice in Wonderland, Philine?! grin I have always loved their names. Zoals altijd, ontzettend bedankt voor jouw worden, lieve Philine.
It used to take ages to do this in a wet darkroom Ginnie. An excellent bit of twiddling, the viewpoint is good as well.
Ginnie Hart: I know whereof you speak, Brian, because my deceased brother used to do this in color many years ago. He did all his own film development. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 May 2009, 13:40
Oh yes, Alice..., of course!- they are always talking nonsense...
The names, Twiddle-dee and Twiddle-dum come from the expression, 'twiddling my thumbs’ which is to say he has nothing to do, and will say, 'Oh, I’m doing nothing,but twiddling my thumbs.’
But yourself have done a lot to create such a pic!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Twiddling my thumbs in this way is so much fun, Philine, as you can imagine. smile I KNEW you'd remember those two fellas.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 May 2009, 13:46
The classic Sydney harbour view given a Lewis Carrol makeover - 'off with her head' said the White Queen.

Nothing like a Cheshire Cat grin while you work Ginnie ;o) Successful too ;o)
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I love it, Mike. grin
  • martial
  • France
  • 20 May 2009, 14:19
I was twiddling my computer when I saw that picture .. n I stopped looking at the sixties, like a good memory.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Merci, Martial. Thanks a million.
  • Mirco
  • Switzerland
  • 20 May 2009, 14:45
Interesting Color treatment
Ginnie Hart: Interesting it was, Mirco. smile
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 20 May 2009, 15:45
Really cool processing and a great cityscape!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. It's amazing what we can do so quickly with the tools available to us!
Your shots are blowing my mind lately. The post processing is genious on this. I love it. What a masterpiece ready for printing/framing and hanging!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, OSB. You just made my day. Thank you kindly.
This does nicely thankyou Ginnie. richard
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 May 2009, 19:53
Very well tweedle-dummed. I have seen this bridge/place a couple of times on SC so far and some good ones as well. This invariably counts amongst the better variations.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Louis. Thank you. One of the other ones was probably mine from last year. grin
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 20 May 2009, 23:37
What a wonderful point-of-view. Love how the curves of the opera house echo and mimic that of the bridge.
Ginnie Hart: Great eye, Marcie. I never noticed that!!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 21 May 2009, 00:08
well, i think the twiddling worked well though.. grin beautiful shot and great work.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. It sure was fun.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 21 May 2009, 11:12
They say that if you are going to display an image of an iconic structure/place you need to make it stand above the average tourist shot and you have achieved that here. Nicely twiddled.
Ginnie Hart: Coming from you, Aussie, that means a lot! Thanks.
Love this shot and processing...modern structure and architecture with the feeling of an old time photograph!
Ginnie Hart: I guess so, BC. It just felt...right. smile
Nicely done and quite unusual in B&W !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Zeb! smile
  • Beat
  • Switzerland
  • 21 May 2009, 18:45
great work! you are a real artist!
Ginnie Hart: You just made my day! Thank you, Beat.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 21 May 2009, 21:01
very nice photo here. i like your processing, gives a nostalgic feel!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Liang.

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