I am not ashamed of admitting that I thoroughly enjoy taking pictures….
….and then photoshopping them.
The ability to photoshop pictures comes in real handy when the location of a subject is not conducive to taking pictures. It allows one to remove all sorts of distractions, like people photobombing your picture, or utility wires, or ugly skies, or…. or…. or….
It can be very difficult to get good pictures of public art because usually people are standing around staring at it, or children are playing on it, or…. or…. or…. Such was the case with a sculpture that I found in Imperial Beach titled “Ocean Riders.”
Children were playing on the base of the sculpture, so I didn’t even bother putting that in my picture. The upper areas of the sculpture, though, were backdropped by buildings. The area where the sculpture was sited didn’t allow any good points from which to get good pictures, so this is all I got:
Those are what I consider snapshots. The buildings and palm trees make me want to tear my hair out. Since replacing backgrounds is my latest adventure in Photoshop, I thought those two pictures would make great first attempts, so off I went. It was much easier than I thought it would be and only took me about thirty minutes to get these two pictures:
If I had not told you what I had done, you never would have guessed.
So, whaddaya think? And if anyone says they like the first two pictures, I’m going to unfollow you!………..lol
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