Yes, I have been playing in Photoshop Elements again!
This is "planet photography" following the tutorial found at Dirk's Photo Blog HERE
plus some added "shadows" that I hope makes this photo look like it's twirling like the blades on a wind turbine.
FYI: This photo is not pro or anti wind turbines.
Original photo cropped so its length is 3 times its height
The Province of Ontario uses wind turbines in the Shelburne area to produce some of its electricity. I took this photo a week ago on our way to visit some waterfalls south of Georgian Bay. Along the way we passed fields and fields of turbines turning in the wind.
We stopped so I could take several photos including this one on farm fields near an old country church. I was fascinated by the old architecture in contrast to the tall, sleek turbines but to me the photo lacked character so I decided to play with it following Dirk's instructions.
And this is the result. I was pleased how the wind turbines stood out from the rest of the "planet" but I wanted to add the feeling of movement so in Photoshop Elements I made a pencil sketch and rotated it 90°and 180° to make two copies.
Planet Photography pencil sketch 1
Then in layers, I placed Planet Photography pencil sketch 2 over pencil sketch 1 at 50°% opacity, and then placed the coloured Planet Photographer over all at 75%,
I'm sure this idea can be improved upon.
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