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Making something from nothing… again!

Posted by Mike on August 30, 2009

A recent assignment called for photographing a large (91 feet or so) yacht in Seattle for a broker’s listing.

It all sounds glorious except it was parked in an ugly brown fabric boat house and wasn’t moving for our cameras.

So, out comes the creative photoshop ideas and I transported the boat to a cove on the west side of Vancouver Island with day and night scenes.

I just can’t enumerate all the actions and tweaks that went into this shot…. maybe 25 or more layers… brushes, layer masks, construction of things that don’t really exist and of course cutting holes in the windows… not to mention getting the photo in the first place so lighting during the day would look like night time….

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