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Mini-Parthenon 2 of 2

Here's another shot of the Athens, Greece, PARTHENON at Brussels' Mini-Europe (see last post),
this time with texture added.
(as seen last July, 2008)

Mini-Parthenon 2 of 2

Here's another shot of the Athens, Greece, PARTHENON at Brussels' Mini-Europe (see last post),
this time with texture added.
(as seen last July, 2008)

comments (45)

  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 1 Jul 2009, 00:27
Looks fantastic with the aged textured look.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie. Now that I know how to add it, I will try to find the perfect images for it!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Jul 2009, 02:56
Beautifully done.

The craftsmanship is super, and I think you have enhanced it considerably with your PP artisan's touch, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Your comments are always so encouraging, Ray. Thank you!
The texture really adds some extra aging!

Thanks for the comment on my recent food post. I love garlic too! smile
Ginnie Hart: It's amazing what tricks of the trade there are, Heather...in both PPing and in recipes!
I smiled to see you using the Papyrus font for your name. It's one of my favorites.

I'm just scooting around your photos, full of admiration. What a joy it must have been to have such worthy subjects.
Ginnie Hart: I feel so lucky, Linda, to have been to these places of beauty in different parts of the world. And yes, that Papyrus font fits me. smile Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.
  • 1 Jul 2009, 04:19
and again...I wouldn't have guessedsmile
Ginnie Hart: It's fun to fool some of the people, Sherri...some of the time. smile
This is a wonderful view. Beautifully shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jul 2009, 05:17
Een geweldige foto, the Mini-Europe was a real Gulliver's Travel for us, the details they put in are amazing, craftsmanship from the top-shelve we say.
So is your picture, love the aging you did on it....I have great memories on that day.
Ginnie Hart: From the top-shelf, indeed, Astrid! That's why I love this place. Nothing sloppy about it! I'd go back in a New York minute...but only if you go back with me, of course. grin
Where do u find all these places smile I waana go there too... cool one
Ginnie Hart: All photographers would have a heyday there, Pravin. It's a paradise for anyone with a camera. smile Thanks.
  • Alex
  • Spain
  • 1 Jul 2009, 06:05
Una soberbia composicion, el tratamiento que has aplicado me encanta, hace resaltar esas tan buenas texturas.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Alex. Gracias!
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2009, 06:39
Haha, about your font style on the signature. I didn't really pay attention to that font until you used it. I now like it.

Hey, Ginnie, sorry I can't visit as much. Been doing a lot of fixing. Finally got the house.
Ginnie Hart: That font I happened upon accidentally, Maria, and have grown to like it a lot. Thanks. And congratulations on getting the house. Now it's MY turn to sell ours!!
The texture works really well Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bill. I'm glad. I thought so, too. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Jul 2009, 06:53
Looks like the real thing Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: And one day I'd love to see it! Thanks, Chris.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Jul 2009, 07:45
Looks real. Now I want to go visit Greece again.
Ginnie Hart: Me, too; me, too! Maybe we could meet up there some day? smile
Your presentation really adds top this; it helps to disguise its small size. Nicely done.
Ginnie Hart: Stuff like this is so fun for me, Alan. Thanks.
This is very well done, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chad.
perfect crop
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
  • Mirco
  • Switzerland
  • 1 Jul 2009, 09:26
Just great Post Processing
Ginnie Hart: It was fun, Mirco. Thanks.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 1 Jul 2009, 09:29
Beautiful pp job Ginnie, texture layer is great
Ginnie Hart: It was great fun to try out the texture on this image, Tony. I love it when it works. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Jul 2009, 09:33
"the Mini-Europe was a real Gulliver's Travel" -yes, Astrid is right! But for me, sorry, it were rather a sad journey while remembering the grandious, overwhelming architecture/ buildings in Athens, like a little, little human bean you might be standing standing in front of them, only amazing...!
Ginnie Hart: I understand where you're coming from, Philine, but the miniatures still enthrall me. That they can be so realistic and be made to scale still mesmerizes me. I can close my mind's eyes and just imagine the real thing. It transports me. smile
Really marvel at the carftmanship that goes into building these models.
Excellent capture, ur texture layer adds a well dated look to the composition.
Ginnie Hart: I so agree, Fotografa. The details are enthralling to me. Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Jul 2009, 10:32
I have to admit this is quite convincing Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Maybe one day I'll see the real thing and will try to fool you, Mike. grin
Beautiful details. Well done Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard.
A good follow up with the detail Ginnie but personally I would have preferred it without the texture.
Ginnie Hart: You can please some of the people some of the time, Brian, as you know! For me this was fun...to see what it would look like. The nice thing is that I still have the original without the texture. smile Thanks for giving your viewpoint. I always value it.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2009, 13:20
now from this angle and perpective, you really can't tell this was taken from a miniature.. grin great shot!
Ginnie Hart: That's what I love about this place, Rian! Thanks.
  • david
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2009, 13:38
did you add a texture layer to this? really works well, an excellent shot
Ginnie Hart: Do bears poop in the woods? grin Yes, David, I did (but I guess you missed that in my text?). Thanks.
  • david
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2009, 14:20
oh yeah...that'll teach me to read next time smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, we can't ALWAYS read the "fine print!" grin Thanks anyway.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Jul 2009, 14:58
yes, Astrid is right: "craftsmanship from the top-shelve we say" --or "het neusje van de zalm" maar ik ben niet zeker of dit de juiste uitdrukking in het Nederlands is, "Meisterwerk vom Feinsten" we say- and Brussels is naturally the right place to remember the high European culture in architecture... and I know that you are so fascinated by this continent! (I'm feeling as European in first line, then as German, then as Dutch...)
Ginnie Hart: You are a woman of the world, Philine, in one sense of the word! grin
Fabulous, amazing what the texture does. Great Ginnie,ditto amazing minitures, Cheers, HC
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, HC. I love it any time I can add a texture. smile
Mini Europe, but you cannot see the scale here, which makes your photo dreamlike.
Ginnie Hart: That's what's so fun about this place, Wim...to fool some of the people some of the time. grin
All I can say is Excellent! a fine photograph of a great miniature.
Ginnie Hart: See what you got me into, Les! It's all your fault!!! grin
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 1 Jul 2009, 16:48
Ginnie great work, like the vintage look
Ginnie Hart: It's fun to find images where I can add the texture, Klaus. smile Danke.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2009, 16:55
Another really neat shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kanyi. The Parthenon seemed to deserve two shots! smile
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2009, 17:30
awesome textures on this shot. would love to visit athens sometime, but must have the monetary funds to do it lol. =D
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Liang. I'm guessing we're all in the same boat!
  • Bandoras
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2009, 17:33
The texture definitely gives it an extra oomph !!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bandoras. That's what I thought! smile
I think the texture adds to this..otherwise it wou have looked rather flat. Nice one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Ron, and was quite pleased. Thanks.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2009, 19:26
Amazing textures Ginnie, the dof, whatever effect you added to it, gives it a old English movie feel, like Hercules or Moses.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Or St. Paul in his time when he was there. Man. That was a long time ago!!! grin
  • Travis
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2009, 20:16
Ginnie. I love the detail and texture of these miniture shots. And of course, I love the antique quality in the tones...truely a signature of your work.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Travis. Thank you kindly.
  • Evita
  • Canada
  • 1 Jul 2009, 20:41
Very cool Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: It was very fun to do, Evita. smile
fantastic capture, like textures here ...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mohammadreza. Every time I see you I hope you're doing okay?!
As I don't have a toga, Ginnie, will my bath towel do, I can pose for you then? smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHA! Very funny, Alex. i can see it now. grin Thanks for the smile.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 1 Jul 2009, 21:28
Love the processing here Ginnie it ads to the overall aged feeling.
Ginnie Hart: Thsnk you, Frida. It did seem to work some magic when I did it.
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2009, 21:59
Wow the details on this are amazing!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Andy.
It's really a pity not to see the goddess of love and beauty in that part of Parthenon ;-) That pretty 'make up' u did should be so good for her appearance !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Martial. I see you have a more than adequate imagination. smile
  • navin
  • india
  • 2 Jul 2009, 12:27
very nice shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Navin! And yes, Michael Jackson really is dead.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 2 Jul 2009, 18:58
These are incredible. Amazing detail in these little miniatures.
Ginnie Hart: That's why I love them so much, Marcie. smile Thanks.

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