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Dream Boat



I love playing with effects on Photoshop to make images that are just a little surreal.

I love playing with effects on Photoshop to make images that are just a little surreal.
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p_eileenbaltz
 
p_eileenbaltz April 18, 2017
I really love this......beautiful work! Voted in 'image of the month' contest.
simonparry
 
simonparry May 02, 2017
Superb shot..
Deepikanaik
 
Deepikanaik May 02, 2017
Wow
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 02, 2017
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole May 02, 2017
Wow.....gorgeous!!! Congrats on being a contest finalist!!! : )
JanSmithPics PRO+
 
JanSmithPics May 05, 2017
Love this image, its so quiet.
kathjohnston_9517
 
kathjohnston_9517 May 08, 2017
Awesome capture
AnnMalik
 
AnnMalik May 08, 2017
You're very talented my friend, love this photo, such wonderful imagination. Congratulations on being a contest finalist. X
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jonathanbartlett May 10, 2017
I keep expecting to see the Thames Television logo coming up behind it! Da da dar da, dar dada daaaa. I guess you are not old enough to remember that! :) x
JulienVIEL
 
JulienVIEL May 09, 2017
Just a word for this shot:superb!
jacquiscott_2559 PRO
 
jacquiscott_2559 May 09, 2017
Great composition
dawnhynes
 
dawnhynes May 12, 2017
Absolutely amazing picture
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug May 12, 2017
Knocked this one out of the ball park......wonderful capture!
Pblais
 
Pblais May 12, 2017
Tremendous reflection!!!!
Maadhatter PRO
 
Maadhatter May 12, 2017
Outstanding composition and capture!! Wow!!!!
tinawiley
 
tinawiley May 12, 2017
WOW
lianeadele
 
lianeadele May 12, 2017
Awesome shot, congrats on your challenge win !
FullexposureUK
 
FullexposureUK May 13, 2017
Congratulations on the win, I missed the comp end but saw your post on the club FB page.
KARENLEIGH
 
KARENLEIGH May 13, 2017
this is just brilliant... ah give me lessons..
sallyG11 PRO+
 
sallyG11 August 11, 2017
Sheer brilliance...perfection!
jarrodreque
 
jarrodreque August 27, 2017
Awesome Picture! Follow me on Instagram - @JRequeAllDay - I follow back! Thanks!
reneegonzalez
 
reneegonzalez December 20, 2017
Stunning!!!
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 09, 2018
Stunning
Donna22
 
Donna22 August 04, 2018
Totally breathtaking
AMagaglio PRO+
 
AMagaglio August 04, 2018
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PEIPhotos
 
PEIPhotos October 29, 2018
Love this one!
ettacox
 
ettacox March 25, 2019
Wow
vitor PRO+
 
vitor April 18, 2019
marvelous work
RMBphoto PRO+
 
RMBphoto April 18, 2019
Outstanding work! Congrats on the Challenge win!
synergySB52 PRO+
 
synergySB52 April 18, 2019
Congratulations on your People's Choice Award for Being Still! Well-deserved! Incredible work!
sigridbh PRO+
 
sigridbh April 18, 2019
Truly amazing surrealism- Congrats on your last award !
margaretgodfrey PRO
 
margaretgodfrey April 18, 2019
Beautiful shot. Congrats on People's Choice award :)
eladeszcz
 
eladeszcz April 19, 2019
Amazing and beautiful picture! Love this!
tinawiley
 
tinawiley April 19, 2019
Stunning.
gailstelick PRO+
 
gailstelick May 05, 2019
Absollutely incredible image!
ChrisHPhotos
 
ChrisHPhotos September 03, 2019
Great effect, like the balance and reflection.
charterswilliamosborne PRO+
 
charterswilliamosborne February 14, 2020
Thank you for entering my challenge and congratulations on winning. The color combination and the surreal quality of the photo were the clincher.
Hood PRO
 
Hood February 15, 2020
Awesome capture!!
AnnHopta PRO+
 
AnnHopta July 16, 2020
Beautiful... 😊

Behind The Lens

Location
The sky was taken at random, with nothing particular in mind, just because it was a good sky and I thought I may be able to use it in future. The boat was edited from an image taken at Salerie Corner, Guernsey. This is the island where I grew up and there are some great photographic opportunities from dark skies to land and seascapes and some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in the world.
Time
From memory I think both shots were taken mid-morning.
Lighting
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Equipment
I use a Canon EOS 500D which proves that you do not need the most expensive kit to take competition winning photographs.
Inspiration
I love playing around with images in Photoshop to create an alternative reality. Photography is an art form, and photo manipulation is not cheating, it is expressing your creativity. You can really let your imagination wander and I am greatly inspired by the many photographers on ViewBug who are so much better at this than I am! If you have a look at my profile you will see that many of my photos are manipulations, some using quite simple techniques and some more adventurous.
Editing
This image was composed in from two photographs. The sky was mirrored in Photoshop and then the boat added in a separate layer. I chose to use this boat in the image as the yellow provides a great contrast to the blue sky. When copying the boat across I paid particular attention to the reflected ripples as they add realism to the final image. I find that attention to detail is very important in this kind of work.
In my camera bag
When traveling I always have my Tamron 18-200mm zoom lens as it is a great all-rounder and means that I don't have to carry much kit. It is not very good in low light conditions though. My top tip is to have a large plastic bin bag with you just in case you need to kneel or lie down in wet grass.
Feedback
Let your imagination be your guide. Almost anything is possible with modern photo manipulation software and you do not have to be an expert, some quite stunning effects are possible with very simple techniques. If you don't yet understand how layers work then find an online tutorial, this will be your most powerful tool to create some amazing images. I taught myself with a combination of trial and error and some online tutorials. Although it is good to try something new and adventurous my advice is to keep it simple and pay attention to detail. Zoom in close to any areas that you have worked on and tidy up, it will make a big difference to your final image.

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