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Awakening by Andrew Paranavitana

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Yet another piece that just took over and decided for me how it would look and what it would communicate. I started this off wanting a simple, untextured, possibly lomo-looking piece. I ended up with this..

I’ll leave it up to the viewer to decide what this piece represents, communicates and what exactly is awakened by it.

Taken in Cape Schanck, Victoria Australia, from our holiday house balcony.

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Original photo, shown below layered with texture from free use stock, as well as my own texture. Colour balance, brightness, contrast, hue and saturation altered across seven layers of image and texture. Omni filter added.


Canon 50D
58mm, 55 – 250

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

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  • steffen
    steffenover 4 years ago

    Great image, Andrew, almost abstract. Great treatment again. I love it. Rgds, Steffen

  • Thanks so much Steffen, glad you enjoy the abstract element to this one!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Bryan Freeman
    Bryan Freemanover 4 years ago

    Wow, what you’ve done has changed the image dramatically. Awesome stuff Andrew.

  • So pleased to hear you like it mate, thanks a lot!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Martin Dingli
    Martin Dingliover 4 years ago

    nice work

  • Cheers Martin!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaover 4 years ago

    Lovely, lovely edition to the series :)

  • Thanks so much Cas, glad you like this one :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Hover 4 years ago

    master piece! you turned a simple photograph to so moody and meaningful!!!

  • Really happy you connected with it mate, thanks so much!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • unaciertamirada
    unaciertamiradaover 4 years ago

    wonderful texture and pic

  • Thank you kindly Luis!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 4 years ago

    excellent work

  • Thanks so much Tori :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 4 years ago

    Super work Andrew, looks like the bird is coming to say to you – ‘Wow have you seen this wonderful sunset’ Great conversion. Best regards. Bob

  • Thank you so much Bob! I like your interpretation of it, cheers mate.

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    Fabulous work my friend. Often I find our images end up differently to how we had seen them initially. This one has just started the song -“Its a New Day” going round and round in my head – and now I cannot get rid of it!!


  • Haha, I hope it doesn’t stick around all day Anna! Thanks very much my friend. My favourite images are the ones that turn out nothing like I intended. It’s a blur of creation till the finished piece appears :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • TristanPhoenix
    TristanPhoenixover 4 years ago

    Amazing work!:-)

  • Thank you so much Tristan :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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