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A view of the yachts and other boats on the bay and homes in the hills of Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, USA. I made this photo while the Catalina Jet, which had transported us from Long Beach to Avalon, was making its way into the dock. Effects added in Topaz Simplify & Alien Skin Snap Art on separate masked layers in Photoshop CS6 at low opacity to bring out the sunny Mediterranean colors, plus subtle textures from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures (Artiste/Bold Brush Painterly and Classique/Cordova). (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 70mm [140mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], f/6.3, 1/640 sec., ISO 200, handheld, morning sun)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...7 months ago

    A view of the boats on the bay and homes in the hills of Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California. I made this photo while the Catalina Jet, which had transported us from Long Beach to Avalon, was making its way into the dock. Effects added in Topaz Simplify & Alien Skin Snap Art on separate masked layers at low opacity to bring out the sunny Mediterranean colors, plus subtle textures from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures (Artiste/Bold Brush Painterly and Classique/Cordova).

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollak7 months ago

    Oh, this is lovely, Celeste – I wish I were there right now! Wonderful composition and processing, and I do love those Mediterranean colors!

  • Temperatures here and Catalina are in the high 50s right now, and I’m sure that would seem quite warm compared to your New England winter. :) Thanks very much for the lovely compliment, Anita!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watson7 months ago

    Excellent work and clarity. Beautiful place.

  • Thank you so very much, Joy! I truly appreciate your continued support of my work. :) As for Avalon and Catalina – a delightful place indeed.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Lozzar Landscape
    Lozzar Landscape7 months ago

    Wonderful scene and capture.

  • Thank you very much, Lorraine!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsy7 months ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devine7 months ago

    Quite fabulous in its light and colour! Postcard perfect – no, much better than a postcard :) Superb shot.

  • Bette, thank you for that wonderful compliment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • dgscotland
    dgscotland6 months ago

  • Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBeth6 months ago

    wow this presents so much of the prospreous!!!!! great angle!

  • Thanks very much, LisaBeth! It’s possible to visit Catalina on a limited budget, but I’m sure it’s costly to live there.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • LarryB007
    LarryB0076 months ago

    This is a great example of how to blend effects to achieve a superb image Celeste. I find it an intriguing image to look at … excellent work!

  • fauselr
    fauselr6 months ago

    lovely

  • Thanks very much, Ray!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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