There were some fantastic entries in last week's subway challenge. This week we have something completely different.
Those who have been taking part in the challenges for a while will know that sometimes we start with a scene and sometimes with an object. This week it is the latter and we have a wheel and tyre, or actually three views of a wheel and tyre just to give you some choice in the angles.
What will you do with this object? Will you put the wheel(s) on a suitable vehicle or will you use it to make something else entirely?
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This policeman in Quito is very happy with his upgraded wheels! Thank you for the great images, Dave.
Nice job with the composite. It looks very realistic 🙂
Thank you, Dave. It's just your wheels replacing the ones in the original picture, and the requisite grounding shadows. They actually do have policemen going around on Segways in Quito!
The Monument Valley background is a NASA image.
Yay! It's a while since we had lasers on SFTW. Good use of our wheels Rista.
Spooky! We need to view this with a 'Close Encounters' Da Da Da... Da Daaaa playing in our head. Hey! Now Facebook has bought Giffy, perhaps they'll work out a clever way to include sounds in a GIF. Although I guess there's no resaon we couldn't use video as the forum hosts them OK.
Rafael, I love your Segway image, although I am not sure I'd want to ride one. Jimi Heseldon — the man who bought the company back in 2009 — rode one off a cliff to his death less than a year after buying the company. According to witnesses, he didn't even get to shout Geronimo!!! ...as he flew through the air.
Thanks, Trevor! I did not know that about Heseldon, what a way to go...
A timely theme this week. I'm hoping to get a new set of rims for my car in the near future. I'm just wondering if they would prove too tempting to theives.
4 horse power in that motor... the good old days!
John, couldn't you just get Dave to render some for you?
I do like that - great use of the wheel 🙂
As others have said, this is timely. I also need new tires, and I expect I'll need to wheels to accommodate them!
So far it I think I'm the only one who has chosen the center tire. The other two have much more contrast against the gray background, making this center one is much more fun to select!
Jane they were definitely a bugger to select. I used the Pen tool for the OD, but just used Quick Select to lift them off the background. Dave did not help us with noisey background pattern either :-(. I am sure we have asked this before, but if we upload PNG files, do they retain their transparency? Is that how the supermarket trolly images worked? It's a bugger when you can't remember from just two weeks ago.
"So far it I think I'm the only one who has chosen the center tire."
Someone else did, so far into the past.
At least for what I needed, the centrepiece was the easiest one to select throughout SFTW, so far; surprisingly few hits with the Magic Wand, and then a wee bit of Marqueeing.
Your use of "bugger" and my use of "fun" mean the same thing in this case. 😊 The gray-on-gray was a challenge!
Yes, the front of the grocery cart (trolly) was a transparent png because Dave thought we might have trouble making that selection and was being kind to us.
Sorry, I didn't mention yours, it appears to be an easier selection. There are some others as well that use the center wheel but left the gray mottled background.
In addition to sand and snow, fat-tire bikes are used by mountain bikers who are cycling over rocks and branches and over streams and need the stability. They would be very slow on asphalt. Road bikers go for the super skinny tires that are fast on asphalt and very unstable on gravel. I have three bikes: a road bike, a hybrid (a cross between a mountain bike and a road bike), and a Brompton (folds nicely and fits in the back seat).
"Fat Tire" is also the name of a beer that is brewed in Colorado. It's quite good.
Clever idea Jane, I don't think it will be going far though, I looks like some has pinched the chain !
Trevor - I can't make these challenges too easy 🙂 I would also use the pen tool for an object with hard edges like this one.
No worries, Dave, the chain has been repurposed in my kitchen.
I selected and separated all three and my results convinced me that it would be a good idea to blow the center one into shards.
I am sure you have a (pair of) cardan shaft(s) built into the lower part of the frame, and wish to keep quiet about it.
I see people riding around town on bicycles with these big, giant, tires, almost like your picture, and I always wonder, "What's the deal?"I gather they're for riding through sand or snow, but I've only seen them ridden on asphalt trails.
for the same reason people [i.e, men of a certain age] buy sports cars
Very cool Jane! Looks like your ready for some off roading 😋.
That will make it go faster..
Dave, I'm trying to figure out how the wheel got separated?
Sorry Jane, I'm not sure what you mean?
I'm sure it's just me, Dave, but I don't understand why the pavement shows though where I marked it in red here?
It doesn't. Those are just the spokes reflected in the glossy black inner rim - take a close look at the original. 🙂
Oh — I see it now that I've moved from my small iPad to my large monitor. What I thought I was seeing made zero sense. Thanks, Dave.
Also: I like your image. I forgot to say that!
No worries, if I'd masked it with anything other than the pen tool I'd have assumed you were right 🙂