Every Friday I try to post my After Before Forum entry, a weekly challenge hosted by Stacy Fischer on her blog Visual Venturing.
In the wake of last week’s failed experiment, I decided to put a little bit more effort to this week’s entry.
I took this photo last year in Monte Carlo. Loved that big boat with those beautiful sails, but couldn’t get the clear image without those awful yachts (I mean, who buys a “golden” yacht???).
So, I first cropped the image, which gave me a good starting point.
The biggest things was to replace the docking area with the sea. It took me few hours playing with Gimp and I must admit it was a test of my patience replacing all that area around the boat. I don’t know if it is easier in some other program, but it was a long process, especially when I came close to the boat.
When I finished the image, I still didn’t quite like it, because it was too grainy. So, I soften the image a little bit, lost some details, but camouflaged all the grainy area, especially the sails.
Here it is, the “after” image. It took me some time to get to it, but I think it was worth it. And it pushed me to start learning how to use Gimp.
Please, check Stacy’s blog for other wonderful entries.