On the left the latest add to my RedGage portfolio. This photo was taken back in 2009 in Poetto Beach, Cagliari – Sardinia, and indeed it does capture the wind, the sea, the blue sky and the ranging storm approaching all in a single frame.
I will keep adding more to RedGage in the next days, so stay tuned 🙂
I have been think for sometime to create an old style/vintage finish with blurred rounded edges … the one I used to see in my grandma grandpa photos. It has taken me a little wile to figure out how to create one I admit.
I have tried different combinations of finishing, colors, overlapping layers, effects and masks … I think this one is not too bad. At least I fell it is worth sharing as a first try 🙂
I am quite enjoying experimenting with selective colors. Yes, really I think there is a bit more I can do to explore some more artistic – and maybe a bit more original – results 🙂
So … this time ’round I wanted to give a different feeling, and move away from the classical sharp edge contrast between the full color region and the b&w area. In this photo work I have decided to make the background in a pail sepia tone … just to give more of a vintage feeling. Second, but perhaps more important, I have also created a smoother transition region between the main subject and the background, avoiding a sharp edge between the subject and the background …
Does it work emotionally for you? I would like to have your opinion.
If useful I add here also a thumbnail of the full color image, just to have a reference view of the original colorful flower bed and a better impression of the change. By the way, the photo was taken in Rents Park – London with my Nikon camera.