Trey Foerster  

Yellow Submarine by Trey Foerster

July 2024 - Yellow Submarine

July 2024 - Trey Foerster


July 2024 - Trey Foerster

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About the Image(s)

Ringo Starr's inspiration for his iconic song "Yellow Submarine" stemmed from a whimsical moment during a leisurely boat ride with friends. Legend has it that one sunny afternoon, Ringo found himself drifting along in a cheerfully colorful, delightfully serene yellow submarine. Captivated by the vividly vibrant surroundings and the playfully jovial atmosphere, he couldn't help but conjure up the catchy lyrics and infectious melody that would later become a beloved anthem of peace and joy. The song's genesis reflects Ringo's innately creative spirit and his knack for transforming everyday adventures into timeless musical tales that resonate deeply with audiences worldwide.
So we sailed on to the sun
'Til we found the sea of green
And we lived beneath the waves
In our yellow submarine
As we live a life of ease
Every one of us, has all we need
Sky of blue and sea of green
In our yellow submarine
For this image, I did the initial RAW processing in LR, then used PS to clean it up, align it, and crop it. In Topaz Studio, I used 6 filters to create a “beneath the ocean waves” effect. The lyrics specify Sky of blue and sea of green” so I did my best to color the image appropriately in LR, using a subject gradient and reversing it so I got the background. I used a gradient to soften the bottom to make it look “sandy” and another gradient at the top to create the blue sky.
Again, as this is street photography, I opted to retain some of the power lines and other elements. I took the photo with my iPhone 12 in the same alley as my Octopus Garden image.

1 comment posted

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
Love it Trey. Congrats on first seeing this and them making it more into a work of art with punch. The green and blue of the water really adds to the contrast and impact as does your sharing of the song. The green/blue adds a sense of reality. You might of wanted to add more violet(blue) to the background to make it more a complimentary contrast but this looks great. You may also want to feather the vignette a bit. Nice work.   Posted: 07/10/2024 17:14:21


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