Interesting Photo of the Day: Sunset Refraction

Digitally manipulated images get a lot of heat across the internet, but does that mean they are any less artistic or awesome? In the case of the photo below, which was created with an app called PIP Camera, the image is still a creative piece of art that has inspired other photographers to try their hand at creating similar images in-camera:

While this image is digitally manipulated, it doesn’t make it any less interesting to look at. (Via Imgur)

Most will be able to see the obvious edits made to this photograph, but at first glance and critical eyes aside, the image is rather captivating.

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3 responses to “Interesting Photo of the Day: Sunset Refraction”

  1. Gary says:

    Once you start making an image via computer editting, it is no longer a photograph.

  2. Gordon says:

    I agree with Gary. Photographs and images are not necessarily the same.
    The caption says that “most will be able to see the obvious edits”. I am not a photoshop user, and the edits are not obvious to me. I would like to know exactly how this image was edited.

  3. Rick says:

    Hi Gordon.. This is how I’d do it:
    Start with two images, one of the birds and the sunset, one of the glass against a dark background.
    Create a layer with the sunset image and blur it.
    Create another layer on top of it with the glass image and make all but its outline transparent.
    Make another copy of the original sunset image, paste it on the glass layer and cut it to the shape of the glass. Blur the borders to merge them with the glass.

    just look at the image inside the glass. if it’s filled with water, it simply wouldn’t look like that, it would be distorted due to the refraction of both the glass and the liquid.

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