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An experiment with Perch Rock Lighthouse

 

At a loose end one day I thought I would try some experimentation in Photoshop and came up with this image of one of my favourite subjects, Perch Rock Lighthouse in New Brighton.

Converted to monochrome and then tri-toned. The lighthouse was copied to a new layer and then the original layer given a canvas texture, leaving the lighthouse texture free. This was then followed by a bit of curves and levels to suit.

Appreciate any comemnts on this.

 

An experiment with Perch Rock Lighthouse

 

At a loose end one day I thought I would try some experimentation in Photoshop and came up with this image of one of my favourite subjects, Perch Rock Lighthouse in New Brighton.

Converted to monochrome and then tri-toned. The lighthouse was copied to a new layer and then the original layer given a canvas texture, leaving the lighthouse texture free. This was then followed by a bit of curves and levels to suit.

Appreciate any comemnts on this.

 

comments (13)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 11 Oct 2007, 06:35
You know me, Les--I love this kind of experimentation! For this photo, what you have done totally works for me.
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, glad it works for you.
An a great result, keep go on with so nice ideas !!
Les Auld: Thanks Zeb, I keep trying.
And it has turned out a treat. Nice one Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, appreciate the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Oct 2007, 09:31
Excellent picture and composition. The canvas texture I would have made less grainy - I think PS refer to it as shallower.

The non-grainy lighthouse works ok for me.

This picture has many processing options and all will work. Different colours, filters and crops in different combinations.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, appreciate the comemnts, I know what you mean about the options, I found it difficult to settle on a prticluar look as there was such a lot to choose from.
this works for me too

the mood reminds me of the horror movie...the ring
Les Auld: Thanks for stopping by, not familiar with that film but know what you mean.
  • Aussie
  • On days off
  • 11 Oct 2007, 11:51
Lovely pp, I love it.
Les Auld: Thanks Aussie, appreciate the comment.
Les great compo and the tri-tone works a treat and if I screw my eyes up I lose all that canvas detail in the sky..............
Les Auld: So now I'll get the blame for eye-strain! Appreciate the comment, and the eyeball athletics, thanks Max
WOW! Les! An experiment with an pleasant super result. Only lack to nail a nail and to hang it in the wall of the hall! smile Another LIKEY!
Les Auld: Thanks Jose, you have found the missing final touch, I'll rememberthe nail next time.
Great tones, Les. I don't usually like added texture, but this works! I'd like to see a version without the texture simply as a comparison...
Les Auld: Thanks Dave, If I can find the file again I'll give it a try.
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, USA
  • 11 Oct 2007, 16:15
All your hard PP work paid off quite handsomely, Les.
Love it.
Les Auld: Thanks for stopping by, appreciate the comemnt.
A worthwhile experiment the contrast between the lighthouse and the texture works well.

Although as you know I am heavily into textures I find the default PS textures a bit too predictable.

I would like to see you repeat the experiment but with a more natural texture, possible one of your own images of sand or stone, the rocks around the lighthouse would be perfect.
Les Auld: Understand what you mean Alistair, if you look closely it is possible to see the tecture repeating in the sky. If I get time I'll try it with a more natural texture as you suggest.

Thanks for the comment.
Excellent. The lighthouse looks like it is floating. All the best, Dave.
Les Auld: Thanks dave, appreciate the comemnt.
I can take or leave the canvas in this case, I think your original is strong enough on it's own. (As B&W). But dont stop experimentingwink
Les Auld: Thanks Nigel, appreciate the comment, some more to come in the future.

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