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Colour from the Sea

Shell 1


Sea Sculpture 1


The original photographs had a number of weaknesses. To play to their strengths I went with with tinted textured layers set at Overlay .  The first two remind me of illustrations from old science class textbooks . The last image was the weakest composition. Playing to those characteristics I incorporated a Polaroid Transfer effect with the other layer elements.



Shell 2


3 responses

  1. leecleland

    These images now grab the eye, it would have been interesting to see the originals with their weaknesses. The simple border on the last one makes the image.

    April 3, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    • elmediat

      Thanks very much. I had used my cell phone for the shots. For some reason the lighting was throwing off the sensor and the images were grainy and either poorly focused or too dark. very disappointing out come for what I had originally intended. The digital darkroom allows for creative modifications; even a bad shot can become useful /have potential if you think beyond traditional photography outcomes. Just posted The Cup in Colour as another example of this process/ approach. 🙂

      April 4, 2014 at 8:54 am

  2. So nice to think of these being found in a their native habitat and restored in our climate. Really interesting.

    April 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm

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