This took a little bit more processing than I usually carry out due to the extreme contrast that was present in what was, a grab shot. I'm happy with the way it turned out although it wouldn't stand being printed at a respectable size.
I spotted this single boat moored up on the Thames not far from where I live and I knew that it had the potential to be an 'oldie' so, back home, a quick application of a Lomo preset in LR3 followed by the application of a texture (you really do need to get yourself some textures - either download 'em or go shoot 'em) and a vignetting of the corners and I had my suitably aged sailboat.
When you're next out taking shots, look for contrasts. I don't necessarily mean colours. Here, I've used young and old, fake and real to highlight contrast and it makes the picture that little more appealing.
I know there are quite a few people 'lurking' around out there (my stats tell me you're out there!) so I would like to get your feedback on something before I commit to it properly.
I'm looking to start up a new site that will be part blog part video tutorial site. I think this will be much more beneficial to you my readers but I wanted to know how you feel about it. So, waddya think? Should I do it?
I spotted this scene whilst on walkabout in London one day whilst the missus was getting her hair cut. I immediately knew it had potential but when I started to process it, I got bored with it. I felt it would be better served if I made it look a tad older and so I dragged in a texture layer and then played around with just the blend modes until....voila'.