Writing with Light

Sail Away

Sometimes you don’t have to travel very far to find beauty. Last weekend we headed down to the Beaches in Toronto. We found a spot on the rocks where we could look out and enjoy the lake. People were going by in canoes and paddle boards but in the distance the sailboats were gliding smoothly through the water.

I’ll let you in on a little secret. This was taken early in the afternoon on a hot, sunny and hazy day. A texture overlay in post created the ambiance I envisioned in my head.

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Lake Ontario, Toronto, Beaches, sail, sailboats, water

32 responses

  1. Ahhh, brings back wonderful memories of my childhood :). Love it Edith!

    Liked by 1 person

    July 17, 2015 at 8:43 am

  2. I love this effect. It’s like looking through a spyglass.

    Liked by 1 person

    July 17, 2015 at 9:01 am

  3. Emilio Pasquale

    What you envisioned- and were able to recreate- is beautiful. And soothing!

    Liked by 1 person

    July 17, 2015 at 9:59 am

  4. Jimi Jones

    Wonderful post-processing on this, Edith. The end result is very nice!

    Liked by 1 person

    July 17, 2015 at 11:01 am

  5. Beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

    July 18, 2015 at 4:07 am

  6. This is magnificent, Edith!
    So wonderfully peaceful.

    Liked by 1 person

    July 18, 2015 at 7:22 pm

  7. I’m enjoying your trip to the beach as much as you did. Lovely use of the texture.

    Liked by 1 person

    July 18, 2015 at 7:27 pm

  8. Oh I LOVE it! The sailboats echoing the front ones along with the beautiful tones. Simply beautiful! It has an older feel to it. Can’t quite put my finger on it but I adore the effect!


    July 19, 2015 at 10:27 am

  9. Edith – as always – spectacular image


    July 19, 2015 at 11:07 am

  10. Len

    Nice use of the textures to create the mood Edith. Didn’t realize that Toronto had beaches.


    July 20, 2015 at 4:08 pm

  11. Love the processing on this Edith, well done, beautiful scene


    July 21, 2015 at 5:15 pm

  12. LB

    Edith, this is beautiful … looks like a painting


    July 26, 2015 at 10:31 pm

  13. Emilio Pasquale

    So where can I find that texture overlay? It’s a real beauty. OK, maybe your original image had something to do with it looking so good. Then again, maybe if I could use it on one of my own images I would look as good as you!


    July 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    • Hi Emilio, last summer there was a 5-Day Deal that was a package of Photography tutorials, ebooks, videos and textures by different photographers. This particular texture was part of the package. There were a few different photographers that included textures so I’ll double check who it came from and I’ll let you know. And Thank You!


      July 28, 2015 at 11:23 am

      • Emilio Pasquale

        Thanks, Edith. That’s going above and beyond. 🙂 I appreciate it.


        July 28, 2015 at 1:37 pm

        • Emilio, the texture I used for my Sail Away image was from Jessica Drossin’s collection. She’s got some beautiful stuff on her site.


          July 29, 2015 at 8:55 am

        • Emilio Pasquale

          I haven’t looked at anything on her site besides her images, yet, She is very talented!


          July 29, 2015 at 8:44 pm

        • Yes she is. She does beautiful work.


          July 30, 2015 at 9:11 am

  14. Beautifully done ….


    November 19, 2015 at 6:31 am

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