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Photoshop Excess

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Photoshop Excess

27 Nov 2020 11:39AM   Views : 325 Unique : 208

There was a point when we all discovered Photoshop and for a while photography was lost in a sea of manipulation. Everything had to be altered, almost as though we had discovered Cokin filters all over again....nothing was safe from the fertile imagination and perhaps somewhat naive infection that had permeated our photographic minds. I just stumbled across a folder dating from 2005, so here they are , not all bad, but maybe just a bit excessive in some cases. And of course we never let any opportunity pass by to show my pink fluorescent pig on a ladder in a miil pond, and frankly, it seems the more pink fluorescent pigs on a ladder in a mill pond the better.....

Processed to look like an old faded postcard.
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Shining light courtesy Lens Flare in Photoshop.
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Bethany, three years old, in quantity.
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Earlestown Fantasy. This was bugging me for ages, I wanted the little man in the road sign to jump down and run across the image. The derelict cinema was in Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows.
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A French Chateau treated to a Photoshop reflection.
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Brother-in-law MarkScollon provided the hands at Muncaster Castle.
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Cassie with red gels, part of a nude photo shoot.
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Moonlight Fantasy. This is the gatehouse at Cors-y-Gedol and also the holiday cottage we were staying in.
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Multiple Pink Fluorescent Pigs on a Ladder in a Mill Pond, as promised.
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Sign of the Zodiac.
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Well it was fun and it's a stage that has to be gone through!

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saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 69 Norway
27 Nov 2020 1:21PM
I too remember going totally overboard on Cokin filters back in the '80s. Not a single frame escaped being given the treatment...and there were so many to choose from!
altitude50 16 21.2k United Kingdom
27 Nov 2020 7:26PM
I have to admit I stlll overdo things with Photoshop Elements for my own amusement, finding edges, posterization, solarization, plus the extremes of Nik - all on the same image sometimes.(I call it art) I try to not to put them out in public.
I admit, have tried and tried, but I still do not really understand the subtle use of layers after all these years!

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