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Glasgow 50+ year old incandescent lanterns - a "working" mockup

Glasgow 50+ year old incandescent lanterns - a "working" mockup

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This is a heavily edited version of the original image that I took of these abandoned lanterns in what may have been an old retail park or parking for a workplace: http://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=11976&pos=1&pid=129561

I wouldn't usually bother with mockups , but then I usually only take pictures of working installations, so I decided to muster up my best editing skills and attempt to piece together what this scene may have looked like had there still been power to these lanterns.

This attempts to emulate what would be a "typical" night scene 50 or so years ago - minimal sodium sky glow and generally darker streets. The editing steps were roughly as follows:-

-Draw the lamp, using an image from the internet as a template, size and "plug in" to both lanterns. Lamp is assumed to be a clear 300W GLS.
-Make a copy of the base layer and darken the image to simulate dusk.
-Gently "rub out" various parts of the image to partly reveal the normal layer to simulate light cast by the lantern. Altered colour temp to suit.
-Converted top layer to monochrome, to get rid of editing artifacts, then re-colour to simulate dark blue dusky sky.
-Cloned out the undoubtedly modern columns in the background from the M74 motorway
-Colour in lamp filaments, add very slight brightness around the lamps.
-Touch up the cast light at the bottom of the image, then fiddle around with the levels until it looked remotely believable.

There are still a lot of flaws in it but I think for the most part it's passable.

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Jan 09, 2017 at 07:58 PM Author: wattMaster
One way you can improve it is to edit out the ghostly glow from the GLS bulb.

Where are daylight fluorescents when you need them?

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Jan 09, 2017 at 08:09 PM Author: streetlight98
Wow that looks awesome!

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Jan 10, 2017 at 01:35 PM Author: sotonsteve
I think the image looks great!
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Jan 10, 2017 at 01:43 PM Author: Ash
Great indeed !
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Jan 10, 2017 at 04:23 PM Author: Flurofan96
Yes the 300 GLS virtual bulb used does look very ghostly, I have to agree on that but nevertheless its arty in a way

Who the (...) let Keith Flint take charge in the FL starters section!!!!! Now I know where the song Firestarter comes from and my FL laemp is smoking hot!!!!!!

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Jan 10, 2017 at 10:02 PM Author: xelareverse

LED Toobs minus Too equals LED bs

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Jan 11, 2017 at 01:14 PM Author: trencheel303
thank you for the kind comments. the lamp is definitely the hardest part to get right as it's almost impossible to simulate the "sun burst" you get in photos without it looking massively fake.

http://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/index.php?cat=11976

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Jan 11, 2017 at 01:20 PM Author: dor123
Is it a computer generated image or a photo?

I"m don't speak english well, and rely on online translating to write in this site.
Please forgive me if my choice of my words looks like offensive, while that isn't my intention.

I'm antiLED and hope that the LED lighting will be phased out in favor of old lighting technologies soon.

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Jan 11, 2017 at 01:30 PM Author: trencheel303
It's CG from a photo. The link is in the first line.

http://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/index.php?cat=11976

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Jan 11, 2017 at 02:14 PM Author: Ash
It is possible to make the effect look realistic. I'd try making a similar working setup myself (with a GLS), take picture, and analyse what it looks like in the image, then try to simulate the same. Or if te setup is particularly close, copy straight from it into the target image

Here is same concept thing i done in the past, but i havent put anywhere near as much effort as you. http://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2196&pos=33&pid=78404
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Jan 12, 2017 at 09:42 AM Author: RyanKorponay12
Very nicely done

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