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Perch Rock revisited

By malc_c
A re-working of an image I posted early in December, comprising a re-visit to the Buzz filter to further reduce detail especially in the sand, water and sky, and to wash out the contrast to give a more painterly and impressionistic look.

All comments and feedback welcome.

Tags: Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel

Voters: cassiecat, SueEley, stephenscott and 10 more

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cassiecat 9 39 46 England
31 Jan 2010 8:15PM
quite like the soft feel.lesley

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SueEley 12 279 96 Wales
31 Jan 2010 8:20PM
Don't know about buzz - not usually keen, but do like the soft colours on this.
stephenscott 8 8 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2010 8:21PM
Excellent image well taen and processed..

Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2010 8:22PM
it is so almost not there, you have done such a good job of this one

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
31 Jan 2010 8:54PM
strangely soft..but it kind of works

Andrew_Hurley 12 71 73 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 1:30PM
I've seen many shots of New Brighton Lighthouse, this one is certainly different and has a pleasing artistic feel to it.

crookymonsta Plus
10 837 10 England
1 Feb 2010 1:55PM
Love the soft colours Malcolm, has a very ethereal quality.
malc_c 11 2 167 England
2 Feb 2010 11:40AM
Thank you all for your supportive comments....

For those that are interested- the softness of the image comes from a combination of washing out the colours, which reduces the contrast, and the aforementioned buzz filter. The core 'sieve filter' technology round which buzz is built has the ability to "identify and remove unimportant detail from a photo while preserving color, focus, shape and edge". In so doing it claims to work in a way that is akin to the process that artists use to reduce a subject to it's essence. Hence the 'painterly' affect.

To cut a very long story short it is now available as a free photoshop filter from here .
fvg 9 Argentina
4 Feb 2010 2:57PM
this picture for me is soo emotive and intense. great work.

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