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Categories : Landscape, Photoshop Tutorials
Here’s a real quick photoshop tutorial that shows how I post-processed this iconic image taken at the Deadvlei in Namibia.
Because this is such a surreal location I wanted to reflect this in the post processing. Because of it’s iconic nature, there are plenty of wonderful natural-looking images of the Deadvlei, so I was trying to do something a bit more abstract in the post processing to put my own mark on it.
I hope you enjoy this short tutorial.
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Categories : Landscape, Light Painting, Night Photography
One of the highlights of my trip to Namibia was visiting the Deadvlei near Sesriem. From the time I first saw photos from this amazing place I said to myself “this is somewhere that I just have to photograph”. The textures of the dry lake bed…. the abstract shapes of the petrified trees….. the beautiful red/orange sand dunes surrounding the lake are all like something out of a Dali painting.
A light painted image taken at night.
I ended up doing three shoots at this location. A sunset shoot, followed by a sunrise shoot, and then a sunset/night shoot. Similar to Kolmanskop, this location was a photographers dream… lots of different ways you could approach the shoot. Different compositions, lighting and post processing all combined to make this a pretty special and surreal landscape.
I deliberately went pretty hard with the post processing. The reason for this was that there are plenty of lovely “natural prints”, however because this is such a surreal landscape, I wanted to add a bit of surreal processing to the post production to create an image that was a bit different to everybody elses. The top image looks incredible when printed large on fine art paper (and on super glossy).
I’ll follow up with a tutorial on my post processing for some of these images in a few weeks once I have finished my image processing.