Moonlight Becomes You: Plymouth Hoe Lighthouse by DonDavisUK

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Photomanipulation. Lighthouse is Smeaton’s Tower on Plymouth Hoe which I captured earlier in the year. Camera. Nikon D700 with 24-120mm Lense. See original Lighthouse below The Moon is provided by DP Photo Mag.

To render this picutre below with the moon, in Elements I copied the background layer, adjusted the colour swatches to blue and black, added an adjustment layer and colour toned it, then selected the sky and made a new layer from that. Then I darkened the sky on the first copied layer to make it inky blue, then added a moon shot that was provided by DP Photo mage, used the blend modes and moved the layer down, resised the moon to fit the pic, selected the windows and changed their colour to give some light. copied that layer and added gausian blur to make it look as if light was shining out of the windows. Added some stars with a paint brush and viloa. The picture you now see. The tricky bit was selecting the glass on the top of the tower to let the moon shine through, which I did with the lassoo tool and punched the selected frames into a new layer then adjusted the colour, saturation and transparancy. and it’s all quite Simples really:-) LOL. Don.

The original capture of Smeaton’s Tower Lighthouse on Plymouth’s Hoe.

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Imagine your grandchildren or great-great-grandchildren being able to see how you enjoyed life hundreds of years from now? Don can help you record those magical moments for them. Photographer since 1980s.
Specialising in Portraiture, Landscape and Urban Fine Art Photography.

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 5 years ago

  • Anthony Hedger Photography
    Anthony Hedger...about 5 years ago

    Hmmm have I seen that moon before Don? This shot is made for it well done a great mix

  • Hi Anthony, Ha Ha, you certainly have, and you’ve guessed it, I finally went out and got my copy of DP Photo. Such an excellent series of lessons this time. Love your moon pics too mate. Cheers, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kabout 5 years ago

    cool pic, well done love the lighthouses :)) k

  • Hey there Kristina, thanks so much for that, and why are you laughing at my windows? I know, I know, they don’t look too real, but I’ll have another go soon. LOL. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kabout 5 years ago

    lol..not laughing at the windows i think they look cool, i love the shutters..
    merry christmas don :)) k

  • Thanks Kristina, I do hope that you and all your family and friends have an excellent Christmas and a very Happy New Year too for 2010. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • ClaireBrewis
    ClaireBrewisabout 5 years ago

    This is such a cool piccie well done mr! I need to practice my photoshop skills a lil more :)

  • Hey there Claire, thank you very much for that my friend. Much appreciated. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 5 years ago

    Nice work!

  • Hey there Kim, thanks for that my friend. Always appreciated. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Gordon Pressley
    Gordon Pressleyabout 5 years ago
    Beautiful work Don….. :) :)
  • Hi Gordo, thanks for that mate. Much appreciated. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • BCImages
    BCImagesabout 5 years ago

    great work

  • Hey there Steve, thanks for that mate, much appreciated. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...about 5 years ago

    Fantastic work, Don, mate

  • Hey there Paul, thank you for the encouraging comment my friend. Regards, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...about 5 years ago

    Nicely done Don.

  • Hi Richard, thank you for the encouraging comment my friend. Regards, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

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