It’s that time again, for Stacy’s One Photo Focus. This month’s image is from David Croker, it reminded me of a soft painting and that is what I wanted to do with it.
Firstly I cleaned it up, removed power lines with the clone stamp and healing tools in Photoshop, then cropped to remove a few distractions on the sides. Ran through a few layers to increase colour depth in some areas and bring back the shadows in others.
Then I ran through Topaz Restyle and used one of the Landscape settings (Sorry I can’t remember which one), then I ran through Topaz Watercolour and then dropped the opacity back in some areas…….especially on the boats. leaving the sky and water very much a watercolour painting. I then added this lovely little frame and my signature……obviously all Photo credit to David Croker, but all digital post is mine.
Now THAT is a print I’d hang on my wall. Til next time, happy snapping…