Wakayama Seaport by Ellen Cotton

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Wakayama, Japan
This was originally a 35mm negative from 1981. I spent a very short time (less than a day) in this beautiful seaport city but it was the most memorable part of my trip. The processing is my attempt to convey my memory of the place more so than the reality. (The image is not changed but I added 2 texture layers.)
The people I met were exceptionally warm, friendly, generous and unpretentious. I will never forget their hospitality.

Being in my 60’s, I am a latecomer to photography. Yet I have found great satisfaction and pleasure in creating digital art from my photographs. Taking pictures was a hobby until surgery in 2001 left me disabled and gave me the opportunity to learn about digital art and photographic software. I’ve been selling my work online and through local galleries since 2009.

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  • shadyuk
    shadyukalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot !

  • Thank you very much!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Jane Brack
    Jane Brackalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful textures and mood! It holds such beautiful memories for you and I can see why! I would love to be there right now!

  • Thank you for this wonderful comment, Jane!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 5 years ago

    I love the textures on this one, Ellen. Something somber about it… and still lovely..

  • Thanks so much, Maureen!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture and editing!!!

  • Thank you very much, Greta!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 5 years ago

    Interesting work Ellen- the lighting adds a tone of drama, and with the nostalgia it really works.

  • Thanks so much, Rosie!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesalmost 5 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • micklyn
    micklynalmost 5 years ago

    the textures work very well here! nice image!

  • Thank you, Micklyn!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    “To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.” – Anonymous said somewhere and I think so:)

    Great composition make the splendid artwork, thank you to inspire friends and me:)
    Best regards,

  • Thank you so much for the thoughtful comments, Kornrawiee! I really appreciate it.

    – Ellen Cotton

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