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Textured Chateau, Haute Vienne, France by Bob Culshaw

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I have been attempting to learn the processes involved in adding layers and textures to images. Most have been not suitable for posting. Here goes – this is my first which I am happy to share, and for which, comments would be appreciated.


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1 Joint Challenge win at 12th November 2011

The original image was shot in 2007 using a Canon 400D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM Lens, ISO 100, 1/60sec, f22.

In addition to the adjustments of Levels, Curves and Saturation I have added 3 different Textures at varying levels of Fill and Opacity with some final ‘tweaking’. All undertaken in CS3.

The Chateau is Chateau de Montbrun in Haute Vienne, France. When I took the original image the Chateau was for sale at €9m!

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Featured in the ‘Epic Photographers Association’ Group 13th February 2010

Featured in the ‘100-499 Viewings’ Group’ 5th April 2010

Featured as ‘Daily Special’ in the ‘All In Editing’ Group 2nd January 2011

Featured in ‘Outstanding Daily Feature’ in the ‘Layered with Texture’ Group 2nd January 2011

_ Joint Winner – January 2011 – Daily Special Challenge_

Featured on RB Homepage March 2011

Featured in the ‘Every Little Thing You Do’ Group November 2011

Featured in the ‘Your Country’s Best’ Group November 2011

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  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 5 years ago

    Wow Bob, lovely composition and processing, a stunning work of art!!!

  • Thank you so much Shaun. I really enjoyed doing this. Best regards.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 5 years ago

    Stunning piece of work Bob, fabulous.

  • Thank you for those kind words Jason.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...over 5 years ago

    lovely work, well done

  • Thank you so much for your comment Ryan, I appreciate it.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • brimellor1
    brimellor1over 5 years ago

    Fabulous image!!

  • Thank you Brian for your fabulous comment!

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 5 years ago

    I’ll fav this right now!!! Good for you, Bob!!!! Really nice processing…. this looks like an old Master’s painting!!!!

  • Thank you so much Brenda, I am pleased that you like it. Thank you for favouriting.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

    This is fabulous Bob and it is your first , beautifully done. x

  • Irene, Thank you so much. You were one of the people who stimulated me to have a go having studied your brilliant work! Please keep being inspirational! xx

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 5 years ago

    WOW – this is definately one of your best ever!! Love the warm colours and the textures. The composition is super too with the light hitting the chateau. I love it.

  • Anna, You are a gem, an inspiration and a guiding light. If I can aspire to your heights I will be a very happy man! xx

    – Bob Culshaw

  • SylviaHardy
    SylviaHardyover 5 years ago

    This is really lovely. Looks like you’ve got the hang of the layers and textures very well :-))

  • Thank you so much Sylvia, I appreciate your comment. Regrds. Bob

    – Bob Culshaw

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 5 years ago

    Excellent image Bob, great colours and texture well done.

  • Thank you so much David for your valued comment. Best regards. Bob

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesover 5 years ago

    Great composition bob

  • Hi Kelvin, Thanks for your comment – I have eventually got round to having a go at manipulation – long time coming but really enjoy it now! Best regards. Bob

    – Bob Culshaw

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