Peter Newman  

Last of The Calm by Peter Newman

May 2022 - Last of The Calm

May 2022 - Peter Newman


About the Image(s)

Rockport MA, End of the day, the harbor was calm, too calm.

I played around with brushes, but my first reasonable try, looked too busy. I played with embossing, and added haze. Any and all suggestions, appreciated.

3 comments posted

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
You have created two very different images here. The titled version looks like a winter scene of blowing snow seen through a wet window. The more I look at it the more I like it. By contrast the version labeled original looked better at first because it is not blurred, and the reflections in the water were more prominent. However, the texture used here is distracting. Can you show us the original image, and provide the technical details (camera, settings, lens, post processing)?   Posted: 05/12/2022 21:52:47
Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Judith, Sorry I took so long to reply to reply. My doctor advised me to self-quarantine. Fortunately, it was not necessary. To add to the fun, my cleaning service decided not to follow my specific instructions: they rearraigned my office; dropped and broke my D800, etc. hand held 1/8 sec f4.5 @ f800.
Back to your comment. Original1 straight OOC. To me it looked busy, and there was nothing to hold my interest. As a travel image of a typical NE town, maybe. I wondered what if would look like in the snow. I used an embossed paper from Corel Painter, but still didn't like it. For the snow background I used a hair brush, stamp and reversed it, played with blending modes, until the image told me to stop.
  Posted: 05/19/2022 12:47:34
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Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
The wintry effect you've created is ingenious and very appealing. I wonder if the mood would be enhanced by softening the colors a bit? Still, I'm a sucker for any boat scene!   Posted: 05/15/2022 19:44:06


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