June 6, 2010 Comments Off on English Waterways
I’ve been trying a few new techniques for some of the creative competitions and this is one of my many attempts. I’m actually quite happy with this I think. We will see if the judges also find it pleasing.
The underlying image is of the local canal at Kiveton Park, just a couple of miles from where I live. However, the light and the boat are the key ingredients. Without these the image doesn’t even get off the memory card.
I’ve applied a style which is reminiscent of an old polaroid transfer, made the edges jaggy and then applied one of the many fractal filters over the top, but kept the opacity down to 20%. This keeps the effect a little more subtle.