Georgianne Giese  

Waccamaw River by Georgianne Giese

June 2020 - Waccamaw River

June 2020 - Georgianne Giese


About the Image(s)

This is an image of the Waccamaw River in South Carolina, which is part of the Intercoastal boat way, at the edge of our subdivision. I decided to play with it, to see if I could make it a bit more than just a documentary image.
The first treatment was with Color Efex Pro, Hi Key. I took the result into Topaz Lab, Textures. There I applied the 1950s Print texture and fooled around with color overlay and different textures. I don't remember which I chose!
After that, I increased the exposure slightly, in the sky and water with an adjustment layer and a mask on that layer. It needed more contrast, so I played with the Black and the White and the Exposure and Contrast sliders, in the Camera Raw filter. Finally, I added a jagged boarder with Color Efex pro.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Alan Kaplan   Alan Kaplan
This looks like a vintage postcard that has been in a shoebox for decades. All of your work paid off to give it a historic look. Can't wait to see the other post cards.   Posted: 06/04/2020 19:37:23
Georgianne Giese   Georgianne Giese
Thanks Alan. That is the look I was after.   Posted: 06/04/2020 20:45:39

Steve Estill   Steve Estill
An effective use of filters to give an 'aged' look to the image.
There are lots of filters available to give this sort of effect - I used Nik Silver Efex Pro with the antique plate preset and a border, with reduced opacity over the original, but your's was probably more fun and more satisfying. Well done.   Posted: 06/09/2020 15:04:56
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Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Georgianne, your treatment created the vintage effect you were attempting. It is quite an improvement over the original.   Posted: 06/14/2020 17:04:20

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
I really like the cooling, icy look and aged effect you've achieved here. I enjoy the bare tree front and center and the moss on the others.   Posted: 06/15/2020 18:22:52

Jan Handman   Jan Handman
Very nice Georgianne. It looks like a lovely place to visit. Your treatment accomplished your goal of taking a documentary shot and turning it into something more. Using a green color cast rather than sepia worked with this particular shot because so much of the subject is naturally green. I really like the border you used, and it adds a lot to the vintage feel. My only nit-pick suggestion would be to maybe clone out the white buoy or post near center/left. I didn't really notice it that much in your final, but once I saw it in your original, I couldn't forget it was there. But just a very minor detail. I do like Steve's version too. You've worked your image well and I love the mood of it.   Posted: 06/16/2020 15:42:23