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sea turbine reflection

A view of the opposite bank to our Stena Ferry at the Hoek van Holland, taken from the sun deck at the rear of the ship.


I am unsure about this image. When I studied photography a lot of our time was spent discussing photographic truth, and only 50% of this image has anything to do with the truth.


The bottom half of this has been manipulated with a displacement map created with Photoshop 6, following the instructions in a Digital Photo Magazine tutorial. Essentially you create the displacement map with a series of noise filters, blur filters, embossing and stretching and tilting the canvas. Then the image to be reflected is copied, turned upside down and flipped, the displacement map is then used to create the ripple effect. The whole effect is possibly the most complex bit of manipulation I have ever done, and to repeat it I would definitely have to follow the instructions once more. Luckily they come as a video lesson on a cd-rom!


So, what do you think? I chose this image as it was at least one that had water in the bottom third, but any image can have this treatment applied to it.


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Taken on July 30, 2007