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Peter Whitfield / 555 items
Newport Beach, Pembrokeshire, West Wales.

The wet, wild, riled seas off a Welsh beach last November.

I was messing about with ICMs that day. I kind of liked this one - it seemed to sum up the feeling of the moment.

I guess it’s a sort of minimalist abstract again. But I like it and it was fun to bring together. I guess I was heading for the kind of modern painting I’ve seen hanging around some galleries.

The starting image was only about half the story. The rest was some fun messing about with Nik Color Efex. Now that’s a fun playpen of toys to mess around with! I must play a bit more because there is some good, useful stuff there.

This is a combination of five of the filters: Colour Contrast Range; Contrast Only; Film Efex: Faded (which made the strongest contribution to the end result, including the grain); Pro Contrast; and Graduated Filters.

The initial development was done with DXO Photolab 2 including straightening the horizon (!). In Affinity Photo, I tidied it up the Nik result a bit with Inpainting (context fill equivalent) though I should have done that before. A slight dark vignette which helped focus the image.

I played with the crop and tried using the Golden Spiral as a guide (if, strangely, you want to know more about where I was going on that search Golden Spiral on Wikipedia) but in the end for this picture I decided placing the apex of the beach triangle on the bottom right thirds intersection worked better (more beach!).

Thank you for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy this bit of not very much, whatever it is :)
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  • Taken: Oct 17, 2019
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  • Updated: Dec 21, 2019