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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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.
Well….what do you think?
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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