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Portrait of a Chemical Plant

An aerial view of one of the largest(and most detested) industrial facilities in the region of Pretoria, the Apotex petrochemical refinery. The idea behind the image was to 'uglify' the plant as much as possible while still making it look cool/interesting.

The first step was to stitch together 6 individual images of the facility at zoom level 4. After completing the mosaic, some minor photoshopping of vehicles and shadows was done. Next the image was modified with a rather peculiar filter and then it was mirrored. Following that I adjusted the hue, saturation, contrast and brightness levels. Lastly the image format & resolution were reduced to fit within the 2mb limit while maintaining as much detail as possible.


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You know, this looks just like those sketches I see hanging on the walls of cafés in small Texas oil towns, amid all of the newspaper clippings from days gone by.  These pictures show an artist's representation of the town as it looked back in the 1920's or whenever.  This is fine work!  :thumb:  I had no idea SC4 could be used to capture this feeling.

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It was a masterpiece to me as well when I first viewed it, especially as it was originally posted in portrait frame, I immediately responded to the artistic license of changing the rotation to express the work conceptually as well as aesthetically.   Given the power of texturing filters easily applied in any of the advanced graphics programs, and my own experience with them, I feel the artist is challenged to express something 'transcendent', representing artistic virtue beyond what technology can make easy.

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