I’ve never been one for black and white photos until this challenge, when so many of my fellow photographers have come up with stunning monochrome images in such a variety of moods.
However, colour is my first love, and this week I have indulged in it to the nth degree.
This version of my Vietnamese boats has been super-saturated, with a brilliant sky and matching reflection laid in. I actually wanted to use hot pink which looked great in the sky, but I found that the water reflection just looked strange and nothing I did improved on this.
The next thing I wanted to do was add a painterly effect to the shot. Here Photoshop was a huge disappointment; after seeing some of the apps out there, all of Photoshop’s artistic filters look so fake, even my favourite ‘dry brush’.
So I went back and used the Waterlogue app, and because that was too sketchy, overlaid the original photo back on top. I had done this before in WPC: Photos of Blossoms into Works of Art where I have attempted to explain the process.
I would have preferred this to appear more like an acrylic painting so if someone knows of an app that would do something like this I’m all ears.