The Grotto

Taken at The Cove, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia.
Texture layers added to give it that grungy, seaweedy feel.
Was really pleased to have the bird fly into the frame at just that moment.

FEATURED IN – ‘Peace, Love and Tranquility’

Received a Bronze Award in the Portrait Section of the Creative Asia Awards 2011.

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  • MrsT
    MrsTabout 5 years ago

    wow Trish, this is excellent, love that seagull, and the surfer, all together this is fantastic! :0 smiles

  • Thanks so very much Mrs T. The original shot I thought was a bit bland, so I had a play with some texture layers, so glad you liked it :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • marcwellman2000
    marcwellman2000about 5 years ago

    this is just plain fantastic!
    the processing is great
    Is it done with LUCIS SE?

  • So appreciate your comment Marc, thanks heaps. I just added quite few texture layers in photoshop – it was quite a bright daytime shot and I wanted a little more atmosphere, more of a darker, wintry, seaweedy feel if that makes sense. Thanks again :))

    – Trish Woodford

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 5 years ago

    WOW stunning work Trish just adore it a fav. : )

  • Thanks so much for that Karen, what a great comment :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • Campbell Miller
    Campbell Millerabout 5 years ago

    I like this . And well titled too.

  • Thanks Campbell, glad you liked it :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacabout 5 years ago

    stunning composition and capture!

  • Thanks for that Gerry, much appreciated :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartabout 5 years ago

    Nice one Trish, I love the composition and “seaweedy feel” that you’ve achieved.

  • Thanks lots Georgie :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertabout 5 years ago

    Great composition, I love the gull!!

  • Thanks Kim, the gull was pure luck :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely awesome capture!!!

  • Thanks heaps Cee for that great comment :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderabout 5 years ago

    Such good editing. Like the gull as well. Lovely !!!

  • Thanks heaps Ric, had tried with this one before but I wasn’t happy with it, I knew I wanted a slightly dirty, seaweedy feel, so hopefully that is where it has ended up. The gull was pure luck lol :))

    – Trish Woodford

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 5 years ago

    A stunning piece:)

  • Thanks so very much Tina, a lovely comment :)

    – Trish Woodford

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