Havin' a wheel of a time... by Richard Barry

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Small (8.0" x 11.4")

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First off, thanks to Trish Woodford. I have never met her but the melds she produces on the Bubble are sublime and a couple of weeks ago she got a rambling email from me asking for… well some moral/artistic support.

Cheers Trish, you’ve been great :)

I love photography. I think I’m pretty reasonable at it and I love the purity of a shot that just is.

But if there’s something on a PC that I adore even more than my games, it’s Photoshop. You can stuff Lightroom as far as I’m concerned, it’s just a library to me. PS is where it happens.

So I meld.

I love it but always have a twang of guilt for altering a shot with textures and brushes and the myriad goodies that can make a ‘piece of art.’ I struggle not with the doing but rather the ‘why’.

I loved the original shot of this kid rolling his wheel in Goa… but the sky and the lighting were conspiring against me. Out of camera it just looked like a quaint shot.

This has taken around 3 weeks. It exists on my PC in many forms, each with its own charm.

You see, I never know when to stop.

Today I did.

I really hope you like it. Oh and please view it large :)


D80, 50mm with a Hoya circ pol. oh and a lot of puff running along the beach…

Thanks to the following whose textures and genius made up the final composite.


http://amptone-stock.deviantart.com/art/Grunge-... Love your work Amptone :)

And ‘Mem’ who lives on Deviant but I’ darned if I can find the texture there :(

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  • Dinni H
    Dinni Hover 4 years ago

    fantastic Richardji! this is incredible!

  • Awww Dinni, thank you my friend :^)

    – Richard Barry

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    Wonderful and very special.

  • Thanks so much Anna

    – Richard Barry

  • LTPhotography
    LTPhotographyover 4 years ago

    Wonderful image!

  • Coming from you that’s a very firm thank you indeed :)

    – Richard Barry

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 4 years ago

    Brilliant Richard, this has been so well worth the time and effort – love the colours and richness, it has quite the painting quality to it – have always loved the composition and you have really bought it to life. Thanks kindly for the mention although I didn’t really do much, this is all yours :)))

  • Haha, let’s just agree that you helped me get my head around that pesky artistic dilemma, for which I am very grateful :)

    You’re a brilliant artist and I’m so stoked you like it.

    Thanks Trish.


    – Richard Barry

  • Sybille Sterk
    Sybille Sterkover 4 years ago

    Perfect shot and great treatment!

  • Thanks Magpie… I’m actually working on something with one of your amazing textures as we speak… You’re so generous making them available. :)

    – Richard Barry

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitauover 4 years ago

    This is such a WONDERFUL and BRILLIANT image!!! Loooove it!

  • Thanks so much Jean. I’m very happy you like it :)

    – Richard Barry

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 4 years ago

    Oh, truly wonderful work, Richard. The capture is gorgeous and processing is just wow.

  • Thanks Colleen, I literally chased the family along the beach and was delighted with the shot but it was begging for a treatment as the lighting/skies were painful !!

    Nice to see you again.

    – Richard Barry

  • Edge-of-dreams
    Edge-of-dreamsover 4 years ago

    Wow – it IS a wonderful piece of work !!!

  • Thanks so very much :)

    – Richard Barry

  • Sybille Sterk
    Sybille Sterkover 4 years ago

    Barry, can’t wait to see it! Be sure to send me the link when you’ve uplodaded it. I am just adding some stock images to my deviant account… :-)

  • They’re amazing. Don’t worry I’ll let you know :)

    – Richard Barry

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 4 years ago

    Lol. The hula-hoop or ring the boy is playing with is the final clincher – just glorious :D

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