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I wanted to create a powerful and moody image, which told a dramatic story. In all my work, light plays an important part, and here it was essential for the drama inherent in the scene.

On 23/09/2010 this work has received 1364 views. 314 comments and 95 favourites.

I created this in Photoshop CS4 and it is a submission for a national photoshop contest.

To create the scene, I merged together 5 images of seas from my own stock, and several skies . The figures in the image were created using models from unrestricted stock in the public domain.They were first copied, then traced over and painted in Photoshop, painting from dark to light. Areas of the sea and sky were also painted in this way.

I have used two main textures which give a ‘painterly’ look, and the impression of age. Three colour fill layers were used to add depth and uniformity of colour to the image.

The cliff, on the left hand side, is the start image for the contest.

The image has been created totally in Photoshop, and all photos used (except the start image) were from my own photo stock.

I hope that you like it.

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Corinna Wagner Awards
Excellence in Digital Art
SoJie 7, September 2010

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anna shaw, seascape, shipwreck, storm, storm at sea, landscape

Anna and Robert have only recently moved to Kent, having spent six years living France where they first embarked on wedding photography. They are passionate about photography, and have a real love for shooting weddings, gaining so much pleasure and fun from these special days.

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Comments

  • BlaizerB
    BlaizerBover 4 years ago

    wow this is amazing work! – best of luck with the contest – cheers

  • Thank you so much, that is lovely of you.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesover 4 years ago

    Amazing work Anna, you are truly an artist, and I do like it very much!

  • Thanks so much dear Eric, that is a lovely comment to receive.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Amazing. How do you see 5 pictures in one and combine them so perfectly. Awesome!!! :D

  • Thanks so much Cee, – blending is not really difficult. I make copius use of layer masks and paint away those area in an image I do not want.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 4 years ago

    Wow. Wow. Wow. The power and majesty and sheer brilliance of this!!

  • Thanks so much dear Coleen.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • AmandaH
    AmandaHover 4 years ago

    Wow… Awesome work Anna… :o)

  • Thanks so much Amanda, that is kind.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • dtomw
    dtomwover 4 years ago

    Wonderful, wonderful image, Anna! Deserves to be en Le Louvre! (Je suis serieux) I am serious! Wonderful talent!

  • What a wonderful comment to receive, dear friend. Je te remercie.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 4 years ago

    wow .. wow .. stunning work

  • Thanks so much – how lovely to get such a great comment.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 4 years ago
    Fabulous art work and good luck in the contest!!!
  • Thanks so much dear friend.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • Geoff Carpenter
    Geoff Carpenterover 4 years ago

    Another wonderful creation Anna. Good luck. X

  • Thanks so much dear Geoff, that means a lot to me.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhiover 4 years ago

    amazing!!!! and good luck!!!!

  • Thanks so much, that is lovely of you.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

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