The base photograph is of the Alamitos Beach section of Long Beach, California USA, with a view of the bike/walk/skate path late on a quiet afternoon. (I’m fortunate, as this beach is walking distance from home.) On this particular afternoon, I kept shooting until I was able to frame some interesting bicycles with the palm trees. (Olympus E-300 & Zuiko 14-45mm zoom at 23mm [46mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], f/9, 1/250 sec., ISO 100, late afternoon sun, handheld.) Post-processed in Photoshop with layers of painterly brush effects and then a partially masked texture (Chalkboard-2) from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.
Dedicated to the joys of summer, especially those that involve a beach.
Top 10 in “A Textured Dedication” challenge in Just for You-DEDICATIONS (November 2013)
Top 10 in “Digitally Manipulated Landscapes” challenge in West Coast States, USA! group (June 2013)
Featured as Vibe of the Week in Vibrations in Art and Verse – VAVoom! (17 July 2013)
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