Posts tagged “Camel Estuary

September Sunshine

This photograph was taken in the dunes at Rock on the Camel Estuary in Cornwall.  We really have been having an exceptional September weather wise.  Making up nicely for a miserable August.

Dunes at Rock24mm f/11 1/200 sec. ISO-100

I’ve managed to collect a fair few sunny images over the summer.  As a landscape photographer, I prefer a bit of ‘weather’ to create more dramatic shots.  With a lot of sunny seaside pictures on my hands, I wondered what I might do with them other than just presenting them as nice seaside picture postcards.

I thought about the illustrations in the books I used to read as a child that made me long to be at the seaside and I started experimenting.  There are many commercial filters around that will turn photographs into water colour pictures, Photoshop has its own filter but I wanted to find my own way that created just the look I wanted,  so started experimenting in Photoshop.

I came up with my own recipe of layers, blending modes, layer masks and brushes available in Photoshop that created the sort of illustration effect, with the translucency of water-colour washes, that I was looking for whilst maintaining the qualities of my original photograph. I’ve posted a couple of my ‘illustrations’ below.  I’d be interested in your thoughts. Click on the image for a clearer view.

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