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This was originally a photo I took in Botswana, at the Okavango Delta. It was the same sunset cruise that Resplendency was taken at. This was a bit later in the evening, on the way back to our campsite.

Thanks to my new found love of texture layering, I was able to transform this photo completely. Tweaking of colour balance and layering a rusted texture with it has given it a more painted look.

To me, it epitomises my need to explore the world and discover as much as I can.

Original texture from

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Layered Up – Hidden Gem – 29th April 2012

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Canon SX100IS
f4.3, 1/400, ISO 200

Original photo:

MCN: C854F-CA4A6-1F569

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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

Recreating the world as we forgot it..

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  • DeviousLili
    DeviousLiliabout 5 years ago

    It looks like an ink-on-oil and water creation!! I love this!

  • Thanks so much Stephanie! I had no intention of it turning out like this, but it decided it wanted to look like a painting!! Appreciate the fav :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 5 years ago

    Stunning work!

  • Thanks a lot mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • steffen
    steffenabout 5 years ago

    great work, parmi. the treatment is excellent as well.

  • Cheers mate, really appreciate your support!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Alixzandra
    Alixzandraabout 5 years ago

    Layering is great! Love the colour and texture of this. The painted blue hues are wonderful. Good editing and Lovey work.

  • Thanks very much Claire! I don’t know why I didn’t start layering months ago!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • hologram
    hologramabout 5 years ago

    Cracking colours and textures. I can almost feel the glow from that sun or to my eyes, moon !

  • Thanks a lot mate! I see it as the moon too, on a warm summery night.

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • jdmphotography
    jdmphotographyabout 5 years ago

    Brilliant work ! ……….

  • Thank you once again Jon! Really appreciate the support.

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • veritasunsaid
    veritasunsaidabout 5 years ago

    nice work parmi; the post-shot work gives it another entire world of meaning
    I love both the original and the remake
    love it

  • Thanks very much mate! I really wanted to move away from another sunset shot, so I’m really glad it created a different look and meaning!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • LorenaLo
    LorenaLoabout 5 years ago

    Andrew…This is really beautiful and beautifully created. SuperDuper my friend!!

  • Oh thanks so much Lore! That’s such a nice compliment :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful treatment Andrew.

  • Thanks a lot Kim :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

    JUSTARTabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks a lot mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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