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Something for the weekend - Part 80 - Underneath the arches.

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Jul 12, 2019 Jul 12, 2019

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Hi

"Underneath the Arches" was a 1930s song by comedy and singing duo Flanagan and Allen. The arches in this week's image are a bit more up to date and hold up the Infinity Bridge in Stockton on Tees, UK.

The challenge for this week is to bring both together and show us what goes on underneath the arches.

Anything goes as long as it meets the forum rules on decency, copyright etc.

Anyone and everyone is welcome to have a go - whether you are a complete beginner or a Photoshop expert.

There are no prizes apart from the chance to practice, show off, or bring a bit of humour and fun. Don't be shy, join in and have a go!

When posting back your edited images please use jpeg and downsize to 1200px on the long side.

To download the image below in jpeg format with ICC color profile (sRGB) and without the forum scaling artefacts , right click and then use Save Image As /Save Target As (or similar depending on your browser).

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Have fun

Dave

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davescm  wrote

"Underneath the Arches" was a 1930s song by comedy and singing duo Flanagan and Allen.

"Pavement is a pillow no matter where we stray

Underneath the arches we dream our dreams away"

Flanagan And Allen - Underneath The Arches - YouTube

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~ Jane

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Jul 12, 2019 Jul 12, 2019

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~ Tabby Backguard

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Jul 12, 2019 Jul 12, 2019

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I've gone for Above the Arches.

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Jul 13, 2019 Jul 13, 2019

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Jul 13, 2019 Jul 13, 2019

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why the red bus?

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Jul 13, 2019 Jul 13, 2019

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Week080.jpg

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Jul 13, 2019 Jul 13, 2019

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Hi

Some great entries so far

Jane - that looks like a happy camper !

Graham - I didn't know who she was until I did a quick search and this forum thread came up : Meet Tabby Backguard

Dean - That is close to an actual event. When the bridge was opened they had parkour freerunners climbing the arches with flares.

Trevor - great job!. The black and white fits well with the theme - as does the London bus.

Rista - Are they the trolls asking for the tolls? Love it - and nice job with the threatening sky!

If you've read this thread and have an idea - post it! Everyone is welcome.

Dave

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Jul 13, 2019 Jul 13, 2019

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Rista, I know that Troll.  It posts on several of the forums I follow. 

Graham, Wikipedia told me that Bud Flanagan wrote Underneath the Arches in 1932, so I looked into Teeside for the same period, and they did have double decker buses, but to be fair, they were not that bright red we associate with London buses.  I decided to take a liberty all the same.

Jane, when I become President of the Adobe forums, I am going to build a wall between the Photoshop and Illustrator forums, and do you know what?  The Illustrator forum is going to pay for it.   That'll put a stop to those Illustrator folk coming here and waving their vectors at us, and undercutting us with their Bézier curves.  

Dean, you sporty car gave me a mind picture of Ken Block doing doughnuts around the bridge supports, and leaping off the ramp on the left.

Joan, is that the Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang car?

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Jul 13, 2019 Jul 13, 2019

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Hahaha, Trevor.Dennis​! I'm pretty sure that once you learn Illustrator you will love Illustrator and then we'll join forces in tearing down any walls that have been built. You absolutely have my vote when you run for President of the Adobe forums!

You do recognize "Dean's" car from SFTW54, right?
Re: Something for the weekend - Part 54 - Lifestyle and it reappeared in SFTW58 and 64?

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Jul 13, 2019 Jul 13, 2019

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Hmmmm... I recognized the big smoke stacks, but not the car.

This actually fought back a wee bit, and I had to rethink how to do the rope.  It also went a bit weird on me — I was going to put it up with 128 colour depth but it looked too muted, so I thought, blow the bandwidth and did it again with the full 256 colours.  The weird bit is that the file size came _down_!  How is that even possible?  I has still lost saturation in the jumper.  I bet Dag would tell me that the jumper was something like Adobe RGB, and lost saturation when imported into Dave's sRGB starter image. 

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Jul 14, 2019 Jul 14, 2019

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Trevor.Dennis  wrote

Hmmmm... I recognized the big smoke stacks, but not the car.

...

This actually fought back a wee bit, and I had to rethink how to do the rope.

Dave might have to fill us in on this, but I think he used the car in yet another SFTW with a different color. Or my memory is faulty. Anyway, as difficult as that render was, it’s good that the car has had a lot of mileage!

Trevor, your bungee jumping is very clever, but I find myself wincing every single time she gets close to the pavement. There was an incident that did not end well that happened ten minutes from my house at a park where we like to walk that was all over the news. The poor guy was featured in the Darwin Awards: https://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1997-05.html .

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Jul 14, 2019 Jul 14, 2019

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Ouch Jane.   From what I read, not only was Eric A Barcia using plain vanilla bungee cords of the type you'd use to hold things to your bike rack, and not the specialist bungee 'rope' designed for jumping off bridges

...but he apparently carefully measured his knotted bungee cords to match the 70 foot height of the bridge he intended jumping off, without allowing for the elastic stretching.  It didn't slow him down at all.

Even so called professional bungee jumps can go wrong.  Dave will remember the tragic accident on Noel Edmonds' 'Late Late Breakfast' show in 1986, where a stunt went horribly wrong, and a bungee jumper became unattached to the rope.  I had not read the results of the inquest until just now, and that incident was beyond incompetent.  Testing on the carabiner clip they used to attach the bungee rope showed it would spring open 14 times out of 20 with just the weight of a bag of sugar — it makes your blood run cold just thinking about it.   When I was climbing we used redundant anchor points, two ropes, and when possible, locking carabiners.  The show was lucky to get a Misadventure verdict at the inquest.   The show was canceled and no more episodes were ever made, and Noel Edmonds disappeared from television.

The Late, Late Breakfast Show - Wikipedia

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Trevor.Dennis  wrote

Ouch Jane. 

...

The Late, Late Breakfast Show - Wikipedia

“Ouch”, indeed, Trevor! I have walked by the RR trestle where Eric fell to his death more than a hundred times and wince every time I see it.

I just watched a couple of YouTube clips from the LLBS. The funny one is where they announced the cancellation of the show and said, “Oh, but we have a Disney movie you can watch instead.” Is that even the same kind of audience?

Trevor and Graham, Adobe has kindly built a Bridge between Illustrator and Photoshop and they play nicely together, so we don’t need a wall there. It’s a different wall that I have made plans to help tear down. It will be the biggest crowd ever seen and I will be in the midst of it!

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Jul 14, 2019 Jul 14, 2019

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Hi

Dean - Lots of previous SFTW elements in that one - I like the way the railway line has been used.
Joan - I like the hot rod - it could use a shadow underneath to make it fit. (I think your later reply may have been a reply to Trevor not me )

Trevor - nice job with the bungee. I do indeed remember that incident. Horrific!


Jane - there have been two challenges with cars.

1. Something for the weekend - Part 5 - It's a wrap!  which was a real car.

2.  Something for the weekend - Part 54 - Lifestyle   which contained the car I modelled in Blender 3D, and which was used by Dean this week. Actually I only ever modelled the front - I might use it again in a future challenge and ask the SFTW team to complete the car and show us the back.

Dave

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Jul 14, 2019 Jul 14, 2019

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Rising sea levels might alter what goes on under the arches..

SFTW80ArchesSealevel.jpg

Dave

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Jul 14, 2019 Jul 14, 2019

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nice image Dave but should have a plastic hill as well yes?

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I hadn't thought of that. You've sparked off the idea for another one though

Dave

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Jul 15, 2019 Jul 15, 2019

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Dave, I love the underwater image, but it is saying Close Encounters of the Third Kind to me, with a huge alien space craft hovering over the bridge at night.

Dean, I can't believe it took so long for someone to think of a graffiti angle.  The bridge stanchion is perhaps a bit limited for space, but you could still do some meaningful artwork with a SFTW flavour.  I'm thinking slogans like 'Photoshop Rules', and 'We hate those Illustrator People' 

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Jul 15, 2019 Jul 15, 2019

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Trevor.Dennis  wrote

'We hate those Illustrator ß@$‡@®Φ$' 

Trevor!!!!!!! I used to like you until 30 seconds ago, hahaha!

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Jane, I know it was a bad thing to do, but I couldn't resit.  I thought I'd leave it up for half an hour, and then edit it out, but there was always the chance of being quoted.     I'm not a soccer fan, but it's the sort of chant they use at matches.

We hate West Ham

We hate West Ham

We are the West Ham... haters.

Bless their little hearts.

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Trevor.Dennis

Trevor, it made me laugh and I'm still laughing, but you know I had to respond! Plus it gave me a chance to throw this together. Mostly in Illustrator!

~ Jane

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Don't hate mate but you do have to feel sorry for the poor buggers

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Jul 15, 2019 Jul 15, 2019

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I used to like you, too, Graham! Who else???

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Trevor.Dennis  wrote

Dean, I can't believe it took so long for someone to think of a graffiti angle...

I saw a person on that column when I first looked at the image but thought that approach may be too obvious

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