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Joe Mortelliti

Geelong, Australia

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Redbubble member “adgray”:http://www.redbubble.com/people/adgray is about to publish her book titled Warnambool Wreck and was looking for a suitable image.

adgray was in need of a railway bridge image for the cover and I made my way to the
Malmbsury railway bridge as I felt this fitted what she had in mind.

I took the image and submitted it to see what adgray thought.
This is that original image…

I got the feed back that she had hoped for more atmosphere to fit the story line, ie brooding dark skies ready to unleash a storm.
So with a bit of creative Photoshop I tried to create the weather conditions necessary.

This is my first attempt at seriously manipulating an image… presenting it with little resemblance to the original scene as photographed.
Normally I just do basic adjustments to tweek a correctly exposed in camera result, and the odd sky blend.

To get the end STORMY result shown….
The image was darkened
Contrast was made flatter
Blur was added
Yellow was added
Red was added
Dark vignette was added.
Some minor cloud cloning done.

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