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Just one of what I like to call my "rainy day projects". Nothing serious, just having fun in exploring some photo-editing routines found in freeware. ;)...
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Just one of what I like to call my "rainy day projects". Nothing serious, just having fun in exploring some photo-editing routines found in freeware. ;)
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12 Comments | Report
harleylynn
 
harleylynn March 19, 2014
This is so very creative, I absolutely love it.. One of a few that really inspired me today :) well DONE!
LookSee
LookSee August 06, 2019
Thanks
harleylynn
 
harleylynn March 19, 2014
I would love to see this added to my storms and clouds project :)
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LookSee August 06, 2019
Thanks - done!
alanasisk
 
alanasisk January 21, 2015
Now, this is a totally cool idea! Brilliant:)
AnnuO
 
AnnuO April 15, 2015
Such a fun photo!
denisenewman PRO
 
denisenewman January 27, 2018
:)
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LookSee May 11, 2018
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it! :)
Rayormy
 
Rayormy June 17, 2018
Awesome!
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LookSee June 18, 2018
Thanks!
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LookSee January 24, 2019
Thanks much!
LookSee
 
LookSee January 24, 2019
Thanks! :)
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LookSee July 28, 2019
Thanks!
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LookSee August 06, 2019
Thank you!

Behind The Lens

Location
I live at Lake Ohrid, and the scenery is the one I look at each and every day, of course in different weather, color, and time of day. So this picture is just one of million views.
Time
The EXIF got lost during post-processing, but I think it was around 17 hours.
Lighting
Normal use of daylight, with no modifications at time of photographing.
Equipment
SONY F-828, my favorite prosumer, an out-of-hand shot, unsupported, and no add-on accessories.
Inspiration
The background of clouds. What I had in mind was already formed by the shape of the "drag-on" cloud.
Editing
I think I spent about an hour playing with this one. I used Corel Photo-Paint and CorelDraw(v.X3) to clone-in some cloud parts and form an idea of a Dragon. Then I drew the cable to the boat, and cloned some cloud vapor over the parts of it to make it "credible". All in all, I've had lots of fun.
In my camera bag
Two cameras. One has to have a nice zooming capabilities, the other has to be waterproof. And I carry it in my photo jacket, if I have to walk around with all the gear, and then there will be also some spare batteries, memory cards, a knife, a lighter or matches, a piece of reflective foil, a flashlight... Things one would need in improvising things... :)
Feedback
As to the photo, it was straightforward. Nothing special about it. When it comes to altering it, my advice would be to keep it simple and possibly funny. Goofs made with funny changes are more forgiving, and even those sworn pixel-peepers won't be overly critical if your work makes them smile!

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