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Peter Whitfield / 462 items
Frost on a window.

Sometimes I have ideas about how to process an image and yet have no real concept of how it is going to turn out. So I put a bit of time and effort into implementing the idea and fiddling about with it trying to get it to work. And then I get to the end result and think “I really don’t like that enough to make the effort seem worthwhile.”

So it was with this.

The idea was relatively simple. This is an image take a month or so ago in the last frosty spell of one of my car windows. I thought it looked like a tropical forest, so I thought I would just colour it to make it look more like my imagined world.

So it was processed in Photolab unexcitingly and coloured using gradient mapping in Corel Painter and a bit more colour work in Affinity.

That’s the short story. In reality it was a really awkward pain. I’m not entirely sure why - colour profiles seemed to be mucking things up. I should have stuck to gradient mapping in Affinity. I chose Painter as I have a library of pre-defined gradients there.

And the result? Mweh… take it or leave it, I think. Still it’s all I have time for this week :(

In-camera version in first comment as per usual, so you can gasp in amazement at the difference (though I appreciate you are more likely to yawn... ;) ).

Thank you for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy the image. Happy Sliders Sunday :)
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  • Taken: Feb 16, 2020
  • Uploaded: Feb 15, 2020
  • Updated: Mar 22, 2020