Thursday, 19 November 2009

November You Say?


I took this on Sunday, about twenty minutes before the overwhelming blueness, which was featured earlier in the week. I was struck by the unusual silhouettes of the palm trees, but it was difficult to find a shot that reflected how dramatically incongruous they seemed on a windswept November promenade. It wasn’t until I started tweaking in Photoshop that the photo really came alive, and gave me a chance to pretend this wasn’t really northern Europe in winter – perhaps I’d slipped away to a balmy tropical island for the afternoon instead.

9 comments:

  1. The end result is brilliant!

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  2. The tweaking really worked. Great photo! Gazing upon it, one can't help but imagine walking on a summer beach.

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  3. Looks like a hip place, nothing but leafless tree's and rain here in Buffalo, New York. Enjoy!
    Kris

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  4. That is really nice end result. I have a Kerativ Blogger Award for you to pick up. Carol of Photo Phase passed to us and to Janie also. Have a nice weekend.

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  5. Great photo...I love the silhouettes...beautiful soft colors in that sunset...

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  6. Looks like Hawaii! Good work with Photo
    shop. I'm trying to learn how to use PS, but I haven't gotten very far.

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  7. Thanks, glad that if had the same effect on other people!

    Kris - trust me, all the trees here are leafless, the skies most often grey, but hey, who says you have to deal on with what you're given? ;)

    Grace and Bradley - Thanks very much!

    Pat - I find Adobe the least intuitive set of programmes I have ever used (including ancient early 80s mainframe programmes)...but once you get into it worlds start opening up. Unfortunatley, I can also spend half an hour working out something pretty simple. I really recommend the Photoshop for Dummies books.

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  8. I think I'll get one of the Photoshop for Dummies books because this big fat manual is too intimidating for me.

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