Sunday, December 9, 2007

Green Shadow Peaks -

"Night Shift"
digital collage by Mick Mather

NWY, Green Holiday - From far across the Lake of Shadows can be seen seasonal displays that decorate the shoreline. Reflections bounce off the water and into the cityscape that stands as a silhouette against the night sky. Twin towers - known as the Green Shadow Peaks - are edged with blue, green and yellow, making for a striking display this time of year. The special solar glass panels create a somewhat fantastic effect with the interior lights shining out upon the water while appearing dark to the viewer outside. These reflections, referred to as The Night Shift Effect, have been an integral part of the experience since their construction over 100 years ago. Even though temperatures are relatively mild in the cool season, tour boat operators always recommend warm clothing for the popular "Night Light Excursion". Family rates are about to go into effect, contact your agent today for complete details and booking information.


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cool, Mick, I really love this. Nice effects. I like the reflections and grid effect--the whole thing is really cool.

By the way, I didn't use any filters on that SP, Mick, per se, I used blending options. The blending option I used was LINEAR BURN.

Mick said...

mary stebbins taitt:
Thanks, Mary, but I have to admit that I was dissatisfied with the buildings all week. Sadly, I had no opportunity to address them - until this morning! As you can see in these small changes, I've kept much of the original grid effect but layered other details to make it a bit more dramatic. :)