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The Light on the Horizon

For those of you that follow this blog you probably already know that I was in Maine in July and was up for a sunrise shoot at Portland Head Light. You can see those posts here and here. Well I ended up going back to the lighthouse later that day since not all of my travelling companions joined me at the crack of dawn…go figure 🙂

While I like the shots that I took later that afternoon, the problem was that it was very bright & sunny with not a cloud in the sky. Not such a big problem for a summer vacation but the harsh light doesn’t produce the greatest of images.

I quite liked this particular shot of Portland Head but I thought that I could add some drama but using a texture overlay and creating a more worn, nostalgic look to the image.

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Portland Head, lighthouse, Maine, travel, fine art,

The last time I had posted an image with a texture overlay a few readers asked what the original image looked like so this time I thought I would share the original before I added the texture overlay.

Portland Head, lighthouse, Maine, travel photography, landscape

Well….what do you think?


Ocean View

I don’t know who lives in that house but I’d sure like to visit for awhile. If you’re visiting Portland Head Light turn around and this is what you see.

I applied a texture layer from Joel Olives’ collection. You can find more of his textures here.

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Portland, Maine, ocean, seaside, fine art, travel photography, landscape


Purple Petals

There’s something about flower images that when merged with a texture provides an intricate and interesting tactile experience. I had a lovely selection of cut flowers in a vase at home and decided to put my new Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens to the test. I loved the contrast between the purple petals and the green buds (is that what they’re called?) in the centre of the flower. I composed the image to that the petals would be more prominent in the frame. While the image, right out of the camera, was lovely I felt that adding a texture provided more drama to the piece. Let me know what you think.

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Muted Reflections

Project 52 Entry #46

I continued working with texture overlays this week. I posted an image, on Monday, that I shot in High Park (you can see that post here) and today I’ll share another in the “Reflections” series. Once again I used a texture from Joel Olive’s Artisan Collection.

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