Sunday, November 25, 2012

Capture, feeling and processing coming together

Composite Image processed with Nik Silver Efex Pro, Snap Art 3 and Photoshop
Last weekend I led a morning workshop in Annapolis Md. It is always a favorite location for me, helping participants, near the water working with reflections, boats and interesting architecture of the old homes. I often like to suggest shooting details on the sailboats and the sails. There was an old boat in harbor with great sails folded down creating interesting shadowing. I liked the old fittings and folds in the sails. I made two images of the sails demonstrating how pieces of the whole can be more interesting sometimes than the whole. When I shot the sails I had in mind processing with a vintage feel, although I did not know the exact process I was going to use I had the "feeling" I wanted to create. I began to work on the image of the sail with the old fittings first making several versions. The edits below show the process. Still have some spots open for my Ireland 2013 tour, it would  make a great holiday gift for your favorite photographer! Here's the link for more info, CLICK HERE.
Original Shot Unprocessed
Image 2 processed in Nik Silver Efex Pro: Antique Plate
Image 3 processed in Snap Art 3
Then I made several versions of the folded sail image.
Image 4 Original shot
Image 5 Processed in Nik Silver Efex Pro
Image 6 Processed in Snap Art 3
Final image composite blended and processed in Photoshop using Layers and Masks

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