Category: Castles


Here, I have posted the original and several images of the original edited using Adobe Photoshop Filters to make them look like works of art. I used this particular photograph because of the rich colors and the brilliant light source. Starting after the original photograph, each new image becomes just a bit more abstract until the last three. If the viewer did not know these as manipulated photographs of a castle on the banks of a river or lake with the sun shining in the background, they may not see anything except blobs of color. This is where the imagination can really go wild.

I have also included in this post a link for a tutorial that shows how to use Adobe Photoshop Filters.

Using Filters in Photoshophttp://www.myjanee.com/tuts/filter/filter.htm

I borrowed the original image from:

Amazing Photos of Castles, Palaces, and Chateauxhttp://www.roxanneardary.com/blog/castles-palaces-chateau/This amazing photograph is of Moritzburg Castle, located in Dresden, Germany

Original Photograph:

Next, I would like to take these same images and see what I could accomplish using oil paints, watercolors and acrylic on raw canvas. Maybe even see what could come about if I used colored washi paper to get different effects. The possibilities are only as limited as the imagination.

Enjoy!

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Here are more fairy tale castles to charge your imagination. These, again, I took from photographs and enhanced the images using Adobe Photoshop filters. I still find it amazing how this fabulous tool from Photoshop can change  a photograph, one by taking two colors from the original image and using them to enrich the background and foreground and/or then adding techniques that give the effects of a work of art.

I found inspiration for the  castles shown below, from two fellow bloggers: Four Blue Hill’ post, “Amazing Castles from Around the World” http://fourbluehills.com/2012/01/20/amazing-castles-from-around-the-world/ and from What the Dutch ‘s post, “De Haar Castle” http://whatthedutch.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/de-haar-castle/. The original photograph used in the last image of my post here, I believe the blogger (What the Dutch) shot themselves. It is so beautiful that just looking at the original photo makes me want to get on a jet and fly to Holland to see De Haar Castle, stone and mortar with my own eyes and smell the roses that grow around it. Well done!

HOHENZOLLERN CASTLE, GERMANY

CONWY CASTLE, WALES

BURG ELTZ CASTLE, GERMANY

CORFE CASTLE, ENGLAND

NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, GERMANY

NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, GERMANY

EILEAN DONAN CASTLE, SCOTLAND

ALCAZAR OF SEGOVIA, SPAIN

DE HAAR CASTLE, HOLLAND (Find the original photo at: What the Dutch http://whatthedutch.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/de-haar-castle/)

Enjoy!

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References:

10 World Beautiful Castles:   http://www.incrediblediary.com/10-world-beautiful-castles-and-palaces/

Castle:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle

Adventures by Disney – Germany:   http://disneymemoriestravel.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/adventures-by-disney-germany/

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