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Decaying London

Member Since Sep 25, 2007
241 Images, Last upload Mar 5, 2011

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I must say a huge thanks again to everyone who favourited my last image 'Tranquil Evening' as it got me to 20th in this weeks 'Favourites Image' Art Chart ... so THANK YOU !!!!

Todays upload is something new for me as everything was done in Photoshop. It is made up of parts of 14 different photographs, 38 layers and took me 3 days to complete. I did this after seeing some fantastic 2D artwork on

The idea behind this one was to take an image of the inside of the busy London Museum and to place it in the future after all human life has ceased. There are a couple of images on that used the same base image for a competition and is also where my inspiration came from.

I removed all the people and displays from the museum via the 'eraser' and 'clone stamp' tools, demolished some of the walls, windows and roof, again via the 'eraser' tool as well as manually painting in the cracks to the structure and ageing the brickwork.
I applied the same technique to the cathedral in the background and also added Big Ben.
Next up was to take a picture of a London bus, remove the driver, passengers, roof and some of the windows as well as smashing the remaining windows and aging the paintwork. The same was done with the abandoned car which I flipped onto its roof and part buried in some rubble.
The sky was created by cloning and overlaying parts of some photographs of mine and fiddling with the brightness and saturation levels.
Foliage was then added by cloning plants, branches and a tree from numerous other photographs.

Every layer was then transformed and skewed in order to get the overall perspective correct.

Finally I rendered the lighting on everything to throw light onto the far end of the museum.

Enjoy ... Tony :-)
July 29, 2008
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Jul 29, 2008 12:07:29 pm
Almost can't find the words for this one. Simply amazing work! Hopefully we'll see you on the top charts more, very well deserved spot for talent like yours.

by ladyduece Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 12:10:40 pm
Very cool work, outstanding, well done...

by DarkStormCrow Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 12:12:39 pm
Wow... just utterly wow. Simply amazing. Reminds me of something I saw either on the the History or Discovery Channel (don't remember which); they did a special on what would happen to the planet if humans just disappeared. This picture is a dead ringer for the images they used, heck even better ;P The lighting gives it a very ominous kind of feel to it. Very well done - FAVORITE'D!

by ThetaLov Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 12:15:53 pm
Very nice photo-composite, Tony. Well done.

by e-brink Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 12:26:41 pm
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! thats alot of work that you put into this image....Must have taken alot of patience. EXCELLENT~~

by YourFantasyDream Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 12:29:13 pm
Fantastic image and excellently pulled together! It is certainly worth your perservance! Everything about it is just brilliant! Looking forward to seeing more images like this!

by debz Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 12:34:45 pm
OMG, there aren't enough words to tell you how truly awesome this is--takes my breath away, Tony!!!

by beachzz Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 12:36:16 pm
Wonderful picture! Excellent work!

by SIGMAWORLD Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 12:38:56 pm
Superb composition, Tony!!!
More please!!! :)

by carlx Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 12:44:10 pm
Wow... Wonderful ruin cathedral... Excelent enviroment and atmosphere... Big complements Tony!!

by P3D-Art Online Now!   Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 12:45:29 pm
Fantastic scene and atmosphere - worth every minute and effort you put into it. Absolutely fabulous work Tony.

by allnaydi Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 12:47:25 pm
most exccellent Tony well done

by kelvinhughes Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 12:50:31 pm
outstanding Image ,fantastic Scene , Light and Work Tony!!!

by doridori Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 12:51:18 pm
you did a splendid work! :)

by emmecielle Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 12:54:12 pm
Very good image again

by erlandpil Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 1:11:09 pm
This is stunning.

by Staticon Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 1:14:16 pm
Very nice, excellent mood, dark and slightly grim, I like!

by Trollmac Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 1:17:42 pm
BEAUTIFUL work!! I even felt a little disappointed that I couldn't see a big sized version :) Love the atmosphere!! VERY well done!!

by ariaans Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 1:19:41 pm
awsome work, Tony
I like the explanation
was interesting to read
made me think
and smile too

sweet sunshine to you
warm hug, Linda

by hipps13 Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 1:21:54 pm
Brilliant! I read through what all you did with a bit of amazment since I can mess up adding my signature to an image no less doing more. Well done well done.

by dbrv6 Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 1:24:51 pm
Superbe resultat mon ami, un travail magnifique :)

by felinx Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 1:36:48 pm
This is unbelievable. The sky, the lighting, the POV are all incredibe. You did a wonderful job on the building and the landscape also.

by rj2650 Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 1:39:06 pm
Omg this is outstanding hugs lou x

by Bossie_Boots Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 1:50:16 pm
Fantastic work!!

by gizmee Homepage »

Jul 29, 2008 1:52:16 pm
Remarkable scene

by AngelWeb58 Homepage »


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