A small hut on the island of Alcatraz looks out on San Francisco. It looks well preserved and anyone in the hut would have a god view of the city and probably the surrounding coastline up to the Golden Gate Bridge.
The sun sets over a small inlet in Fountainstown. The tide is out and boats are stranded in the mud.
One thing that bothers me about this photo is the large black bit on the left. I think I overdid the lomo a little although I’m quite happy with the burned in clouds. What do you think?
I’ve ordered another 200 moo mini cards. 100 images duplicated. Should do me for several months I think!
Empty beer can on the rocky beach at Church Bay, Co. Cork.
Limpits cling tightly to a rock in Church Bay.
Flowers cling to the rocks in Church Bay, Co. Cork.
Post processing: curves, channel mixer, blurred layer and layer mask, lomo and unsharp mask.
Old rope tied to a rusty old screw embedded in weather beaten mortar at Church Bay near Crosshaven.
I used to dive off this rock about 10 years ago, mind you the tide was in whenever I did!
I like the dreamy diffused glow of this image. It was shot down in Inchadony Beach a few weeks back.
Howto: First of all, I had to straighten the horizon because it was at a precarious angle. I used two layers, I saturated the colours slightly in the bottom layer to bring out the green of the sea weed.
I blurred the top layer and converted it to black and white using the channel mixer. I applied a layer mask of a gradient to make the bottom half of the lower layer visible and changed layer mode to screen with an opacity of 100.
I then corrected lens distortion using ptlens running in Wine. The horizon was noticeably bent but this program did a great job correcting that!