Helsinki from Tervasaari bridge, Anssi Ahola (2D)


Title: Helsinki from Tervasaari bridge
Name: Anssi Ahola
Country: Finland
Software: Photoshop

This is a proof-of-concept piece done in 8 hours. It started from the idea to use Google street view images as plates for matte painting.

As well as proof-of-concept, this is my first ever day-to-night conversion. I was really surprised about how much fun I had making this.

This piece is just a crop of the full width version. You can see the super-wide version here:
…And a winter - edition:

Since I’m not doing matte work for living but as a hobby only, I need to find time to continue with my efforts. But I can’t wait to do more of the sort.

Comments much appreciated!


The night version of the work is fascinating, but the lack of illumination hides a lot of detail.

The winter version shows all the detail and is indeed very nice.


This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.