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Embossed in Stone

Embossed in Stone
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Copyright: Vassilis Sinopoulos (vsinopoulos) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1911 W: 40 N: 2169] (13123)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-28
Categories: Experimental, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-28 12:29
Viewed: 1495
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an experimental montage, put together from 4 photos and manipulated in PS. I would like to here your opinion very much. I hope you like it.
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Hi Vassilis,

It looks very real to me the faces in stone! my copliments! Nice piece of work! Who are those men which are carved in stone? I was thinking of the american presidents?

have nice shots,


saludos Vassilis

Que hermoso cuadro en piedra como pintura o madera da varios aspectos bien logrado te felicito


Excellent manipulation Vassilis and very life like. Good colour, textures and detail. Well done and TFS,

Hi Vassilis,
I value your idea and PP work very much. Original work. Very good details and textures. I would cropped a bit the lower part of the photo, it'a a little distracting from the faces. Otherwise, congrats!

Kindly regards,

I do not see evidence of stitching here, it appears seamless. There is good texture and sharpness on the sculptured stone. The one to the right has a 'pencilled drawing' sense to it. Best wishes Vassilis! Danilo

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 3 N: 199] (1317)
  • [2007-03-28 16:48]

Hello Vassilis
Your imagination and experiments are allways a point! I'm really fascinated! It seems something like a work of Da Vinci. All art and genius!
Congratulations and thank you very much.
With my very best regards

Hi Vassili,

What can I say but another masterpiece! Excellent PP skills as the blending is perfect!
Very creative & imaginative!

Very well done

Okay, a question first, were these three seperate stones that you combined, or three seperate photos you combined and turned to stone? Well two questions, if the answer is the to the second question, what program or filter did you use for the stone?
Either way...great pp work, colors and contrasts, good sharp images too! Thanks for sharing,

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-03-29 5:36]

Hi Vassilis,

Excellent pp work you have done here, it does look like it is craft from the stone, you have done the colours so well that it matches the stone, what can I said? Superb work my friend, :D thanks for sharing


Hello Vassilis,
You're getting an expert now!
I can see they are drawings, but it is very well done as the merging comes out very natural...
Excellent work indeed!
Pablo -

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-03-29 10:23]

Hi Vassilis

A fantastic trilogy of the 3 stone sculptures, with marvellous textures & lighting. Tfs!

Yassou Vassilis !

I like when you do you experiements ! It gives us ideas too (^_^). This photo also brings me back to my mind the famous american presidents on Mount Rushmore .
Cool idea you had, I find here however the surroundings are too flat and focussed compared to the three faces. Perhaps creating more relief to the background, ( but with smaller definition, as here it looks too much like a macro ), and some drawing effect or filter , the faces would fit a bit better. A gaussian filter could be used to reduce the clarity of the stones. The 3-D effect at the bottom here is not necesseraly helping.

Well , It is my opinion, and only mine . (*_^) You do not have to agree with it LOL ! I hope you will find it useful , not offensive, but constructive.


If it wasn't for your note, I thought this was just one photo. Very good PP skills. Good sharpness and I like the texture of the rocks. Well done.

poignant and strong image, thanx Vassilis, M, (*_*)

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2007-03-29 14:48]

Vassilis, I love it. This is again an excellent work. I admire your ideas and the results of them.TFS

Hi There Vassilis,
Great manipulated photo my friend.
I like your colors,textures,creativity,pp work,focus and sharpness.Well Done.TFS

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-03-30 7:29]

A, another vsinopoulos montage ;o)). Excellent work, Vassili. I'm gonna try one like this too - one day.
Beautiful compo. TFS.

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-03-30 12:21]

Hi Vassilis ,
Excellent colour, textures and detail. Sharpness of the stone sculptured is very Well.

If the video "Solid as a rock" was consider one of the worst videoclip history.... But here it's just the title who fit here! Cause it's well assembled! Texture of rock is well "connected" Play of shadow have interest!

Terrific stuff Vassilis, great montage very impressive pp work.


Excellent work! without reading the notes i was thinking maybe they are great Men of the Past. Love your work and TFS:)

Interresting montage, would be educational if you'd reveal the original sources in a WS?
I also would like to know what you used for the drawing style: this is not the usual mechanical looking pencil sketch ps filter.

Καλησπέρα φίλε Βασίλη

Τολμώ να πω ότι το πείραμά σου είναι εξαιρετικά επιτυχημένο. Μοιάζουν σαν να σκαλίστικαν πραγματικά στην πέτρα. Καλό θα ήταν να έλεγε και λίγα γενικά λόγια πώς το έκανες...

Hello Vassilis
Hope your friday afternoon with Con was nice.. sorry I could not make it :-)
There is a mpountain in the US where we can see the same principle. Can the next experiment be : Con you and me engraved in the rocks?? *__* TFS good friend

Vas, Con and John :-)


Hi Vassilis,

Nice shots here my friend and nicely put together too, Well done on the PP'ing also.



u did an outstanding job in photoshop
i dont know what u dit exactly but its great
very good prestentation

I love pp work! This is really nice, I thought it was REAL! Nice shot, nice work!

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-04-06 12:52]

An excellent electronic art work has been produced here. Beautifully figured out relief. The expressions in the stones is an innovative idea. Well done my friend.

Thanks for sharing a piece of creativity.

Real art work
Very nice Vassilis
Very creative

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-04-18 19:20]

Excellent work here Vassilis...very well done...you are a master..

Kind regards

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-06-07 13:55]

Hi Wassilis,
Excellent experimental montage.Lovely details and colors, through your pictures one sees much of the world and that is super.

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2007-06-07 22:38]

You created here a nice visual sculpture! 4 photos in 1? Very well done! The result is strange,kind of mystical! Well done!

Marvelous experimentation. Keep up the good work! Most inspiring!!

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