Maiden Voyage by Andrew Paranavitana

I haven’t created anything with my viewfinder for a while now. A recent trip to the Polly Woodside in Melbourne, Australia, was the perfect setting for the technique.

This is the tall ship itself, taken while on board from the main deck.

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Original shot cropped to square and edited in Photoshop CS4. My own texture added.

This journal explains how this piece was created.

Canon 50D
18 – 55, 58mm + Macro filter
Kodak Duaflex IV
Home Made Contraption


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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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  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Andrew!

  • Thank you, my friend!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanalmost 4 years ago

    wow! fantastic

  • Thanks a lot, Dan! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghalmost 4 years ago

    As soon as I saw the thumbnail I knew it was yours…had parmi written all over it!

    Love it. Instant fave.

  • Haha really? That’s awesome to hear, mate! Glad you like it, have been toying with uploading it for a few weeks now.

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Jason Asher
    Jason Asheralmost 4 years ago

    Cool mate! Love that texture… as usual. Read the journal too – you’re getting more creative all the time mate, really coming into your own :D

  • Wow thanks man! That’s put a big smile on my face here. It was RB that got me into this technique, amazing how this place helps with skills development! This comment is worth framing, to me :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • bushpoet
    bushpoetalmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant TTV work Andrew, love the tones and framing, just magic!! Loving this series!!

  • Thank you so much, Simone! I’ve really missed this technique, nice to come back to it. Thrilled you like the series too!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Chris Cardwell
    Chris Cardwellalmost 4 years ago

    what a brilliant composition! the textures are fantastic, editing brilliant…. instant fav and im going to check out the rest of your work now!

  • Wow, what a comment, Chris. Thank you very much, mate! Appreciate it greatly and thrilled you like this one!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Andrew Bradsworth
    Andrew Bradsworthalmost 4 years ago

    Love it Andrew, so great!

  • Thank you so much mate! See you tomorrow :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68almost 4 years ago

    Oooooohhh… great angle and simply fabulous as always Andrew!!! : )

  • Thank you very much, Eva! Really pleased you like it :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • dunawori
    dunaworialmost 4 years ago

    Thank you for submitting your wonderful image to
    All In, Editing


  • Cheers Sheila, I love that group :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesalmost 4 years ago

    texture as an overlay?? love that sweet lil box of yours, awesome piece Parmi

  • Thanks a lot, Ang! I added a very plain paper texture to this piece to bring up the sepia tones a bit more, without saturating the piece. I think it was overlayed as ‘soft light’ option :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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