The view of Sacre Coeur from the top of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris – capital of France.

I keep finding more and more photos from my travels that I once thought were unusable.. until textures came into my life.

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Textures from free use stock – cloaks. Layered original photo and 3 textures together, slight adjustment of colour and brightness.

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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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  • Ann  Palframan
    Ann Palframanover 4 years ago

    So beautiful! This must be great fun, Andrew – and the bonus is that you get to go through all your travel pics again:)

  • Thanks so much Ann! You’re right, reliving the travels is always a great way to spend the day :) Hope you’re well!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 4 years ago

    Thats the thing I love about textures the most – images that might have been a great composition, but were spoilt by the weather being overcast or that just don’t quite pop – can be turned into fantastic works of art – like this!!!!!! Brilliant colours and depth andrew, love the layers of buildings :))

  • So true Trish, there are so many pieces I have been able to use thanks to post processing. Really pleased you like this piece, thanks heaps for the great comment! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Kevin Bergen
    Kevin Bergenover 4 years ago

    Hey, terrific job of ‘salvage by texture.’ This really turned out nicely. You can actually get on top of the Arc de Triomphe?? I had no idea.

  • Thanks a lot mate!! Yeah you can get inside the Arc and then up the spiral stairs to the roof top lookout. 360 degree view of Paris from up there, great to see the other landmarks when at the top of each one!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • eyepaint
    eyepaintover 4 years ago

    love it, cool

  • Thank you so much!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Rebecca Cozart
    Rebecca Cozartover 4 years ago

    Very nice.

  • Thanks a lot Rebecca!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentover 4 years ago

    Youre so right about old photos and textures haha, very nice treatment Andrew!

  • Thank you so much mate! Always nice to use the old pics again :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Jigsawman
    Jigsawmanover 4 years ago

    WOW! Great texture layering!

  • Thanks a lot J!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Franco De Luca Calce
    Franco De Luca...over 4 years ago

    Fantastic work mate as usual this shoul be a top seller great work!

  • Hey Franco, great to see you! Thanks so much for those really encouraging words mate :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you very much Sylvia :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Melissa Drummond
    Melissa Drummondover 4 years ago

    This is fantastic – I’ve been doing the same with some of my old photos. It’s great to be able to breathe new life into them :)

  • Thanks a lot Melissa! Definitely a good feeling to be able to save some of the shots this way :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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