Ian Ledgard, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, AWPF, GPU-Cr4  

Seaside art by Ian Ledgard, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, AWPF, GPU-Cr4

September 2020 - Seaside art

September 2020 - Ian Ledgard, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, AWPF, GPU-Cr4


About the Image(s)

This image taken a couple of weeks ago on the South Wales coast.
Normal tweaks in ACR then cropped in PS. Duplicated layer and then browsed Topaz Artistic presets until I settled on the coloured pencil effect. I find with some of these presets that applying them at 100% opacity obsures some of the details from the orignal so in this case I reduced opacity to 50% which I found easier on the eye.

12 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
(Group 81)
Great shot and love the colours. Much better than the original. Really looks like a painting. Do find my eye is drawn to the red towel (?) at the bottom left of image though?   Posted: 09/03/2020 12:07:06
Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
Now you mention it- yes!   Posted: 09/03/2020 12:22:41

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
Sure like the concept here but think it actually needs to be MORE painterly .   Posted: 09/04/2020 13:20:42

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
Its' super as it is Ian. The painting effect is nicely subtle, and it makes a very interesting image with plenty of action. I love the position of the lighthouse, which helps to complete the scene. Like Angela says, get rid of that red towel!   Posted: 09/04/2020 13:46:38

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
(Groups 20 & 64)
I like it a lot. Why do we overlook an occasional little detail? Hey, that's how these Groups help us.
I like the subtle border too.   Posted: 09/04/2020 15:44:46

Jen Fawkes   Jen Fawkes
I think this is a lovely image, and very reminiscent of a Monet painting. I do think the colors and textures are subtle enough not to be distracting but obvious enough to give it an artistic feel. I think the colors are wonderful and the panorama format gives it the sense of vastness. I have to agree with the red towel, only because it's quite bold, but I think I'm just being a bit petty.   Posted: 09/13/2020 06:03:34

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
A nice effect, I like this a lot. If the red towel catches the too much you could crop it off and perhaps that would put the lighthouse on a third. But I like it fine as it is.   Posted: 09/13/2020 08:30:57

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I like the your rendition much more than the original. My only minor suggestion is to crop some off the left edge and bottom as I feel the few people at the left edge and the chairs at the bottom are a distraction and perhaps might improve the overall composition.   Posted: 09/13/2020 18:44:24

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
I think the people on the left edge are important. No crop needed, just clone the towel out!
  Posted: 09/14/2020 02:22:53

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
Thank you for your various comments. Here is a version without the red towel though I must say I now feel the blue one is as much of a problem being right on the edge. If I take Jim's suggestion I find I have an empty area of beach! the other suggestion of cropping looses the lead in effect of the water. Altogether a bit of a dilemma.   Posted: 09/14/2020 03:26:43
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Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
I tried removing the red chair with the simple step of using content aware fill which worked well but I then found the corner very empty. So I then selected the chair and adjusted the color balance only on the chair to a deeper color which may not be quite so obtrusive. Hope you feel it was a worthwhile effort.   Posted: 09/14/2020 05:59:36
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Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
Thanks for that suggestion it may well be a satisfactory solution.   Posted: 09/14/2020 10:12:51


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