Something a Little Different
I’ve been following the blog of a professional photographer for a couple of years. His name is Jeff Jenson, from Utah, and he done some pretty cool stuff, from light painting to time lapse photography. The other day he posted a little blog about an odd technique that looked interesting AND fairly simple (simple is good in post-processing). It involves taking an image and using a filter in Photoshop that transforms normal rectangular coordinates to polar coordinates. The resulting image is circular.
So, following his instructions, here is the original image and the resulting image in polar coordinates. From last summer, the grain elevator of Jamaica. Note that I first duplicated the original, as he suggests, so there is a bit more interest to the image (in this case, two grain elevators rather than one to fill up space in the image).
Here is the original, although I trimmed it to make it square:
Here is the new image in polar coordinates:
Pretty cool…and here is the same image only with the sky on the inside:
Still need to work on this some. I may be doing something incorrectly or I need to trim the resulting images to avoid the radial patterns at the corners.