If only I’d had clouds like these when on holiday…
Sadly I had mainly bland skies with great foregrounds at Goa

Well these clouds are here with the help of my dear friend Nat who is trying desperately to teach me the couldron art of PS in adding a new sky to an existing piece – she’d actually done an almost identical piece for me to show me what could be done and how. While, I did redo the pic (in an attempt to learn how to work her blend of magic), credit for the makeover must be Nat’s.

Sadly I still couldn’t understand how :-(

Cola Beach, Goa, India

Nikon D80
Sigma 10-20 @ 12mm
f/11 at 55 secs
HiTech 10 Stop Filter
Tones are courtesy a custom WB setting
Sky is courtesy Nat and Photoshop

Original Pic unprocessed raw file.

Comments

  • vaquera
    vaqueraover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous light Vikram Exellent work !

  • Thanks so much Malin!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • heeb
    heebover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful! Awesome view and lighting! Instant favorite!

  • Thank you so, so much …. sorry about not replying earlier :-(

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Bradley Shawn  Rabon
    Bradley Shawn ...over 4 years ago

    What a magnificent marriage of images. So beautiful. You two make a great team.

  • Thank you my friend … what a great compliment!!
    I just had this professionally printed on metallic endura paper …OMG!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 4 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful tones Vikram!! Love the collaboration with Nat! Well done.
    (PS is a challenge!)

  • Oh – you have no idea how much of a challenge it is for one who has the attention span of a dragonfly being chased by a camera!!
    Thanks Wendi!! This looks awesome on print.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardover 4 years ago

    Looks like you had an awesome time at the coast

    Just stunning Vik Love the tones

  • Thank you so much Kym … I certainly did have a wonderful time (both with the camera and without)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • shandab3ar
    shandab3arover 4 years ago

    Amazing work, love the title as well :)

  • Thank you so much … it truly was an if-only moment!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 4 years ago

    beautiful work you two! I would love to learn how to do that…

  • Thank you so much Ursula!
    Wish I could tell you how …
    I did read a Peter Hill tutorial which gave me an easier way – i finally used that way as I’d totally messed up Nats file (though it’s not supposed to be the ‘right’ way according to PS gurus) – you can find that one here

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Wolfdocter
    Wolfdocterover 4 years ago

    Very nicely done Vikram! You know what they say… Practice makes perfect ’-)

  • Thanks David … not sure I have the patience for this kind of work … so maybe not too many of these from me.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 4 years ago

    Awesome job Vikram!

    you’ll get there, don’t worry, just take your time and practice! You are Already doing great!

  • THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 4 years ago

    Beautiful scene Vikram, very serene and calming! The sky really looks as if it belongs there, so your edit is very successful! Well done!

  • Thank you so much Johanne! I just got this printed large … and the edit is perfect!!

    – Vikram Franklin

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