Decaying London by Tanglimara ()
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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 3dtotal.com.
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 3dtotal.com 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 :-)
Image Comments (184)
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!
Oh my,...all of your hard work and time on this was well-spemt, Tony. Your work is definitely becoming 'showcase' quality, indeed. This is simply awesome...especially with the foliage now encroaching on the structures as all human life is gone. Fantastic imagery and narrative. Congrats, again, on your work making the Art Charts, as well. You deserve it, my friend.