Revisiting the Sound
with the help of Leonardo again-
One of the things that I most want to get a better handle on in using this app is working with layers and collage. When working with my Nikon, I relied heavily on the use of textures and layers to create my images in Photoshop. I am hoping to work more towards developing similar techniques using Leonardo on the iPhone.
So today I pulled out an image of the ferry piers at Currituck Sound that I had not used and set to work.
Here is the original:
Clearly this is one of the first shots I took that early morning because as you can see-there are a few problems. So I cropped out the dock and the end of the ferry pier dock to the left. I just wanted the single piers which are to me reminiscent of sentinels watching over the sound. Next I decided to use a photograph I had taken of clouds over the sound:
And here is where it is alternately fun and frustrating. I next combined both images as layers and added a texture as well as some slight distortion to the mix so I ended up with this:
I decided to run it through Snapseed using the HDR filter and came up with this final image:
For now, it is a start-I suspect I will rework this off and on as I am not sure this is exactly what I was looking for, though it has an interesting dreamy quality I think. But again, the point of the exercise was to begin to get more familiar with Leonardo and its amazing abilities to create layers and collage images. Also, the app has good tutorials that help explain what its capabilities are which is really great. I think too it would help to work on a bigger *canvas* so hopefully an iPad is in my future soon-
For today: Piers on the Sound