Heading to Port

Welcome back! In the previous post I mentioned how summer had started to fade, and nowhere was that more evident than in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic US states this past weekend. The transition began with extremely severe thunderstorms from New York to Virginia, complete with tornado sightings and torrential rains. But everyone knew what was coming as there was plenty of advanced warning.

The image below shows one of many boats and watercraft heading to port to find safe harbor and security. On the open seas things happen rapidly so no need to wait around.

Heading to Port
Heading to Port

This sailboat is running on engine power, no time for sails with storms just hours away.

Processing

This is a single exposure processed in Photoshop, using the "Dramatic II" filter found in Topaz Adjust 5 under the "Vibrant Collection" tab. I then desaturated the colors to complete the process. Topaz Labs has a host of creative tools that provide a nice starting point for where one may want to take a particular image stylistically.

Thanks for visiting!

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM