License: Creative Commons - Attribution-Share Alike Author: Tim Sackton
For Round 22 of the Flickr Group "Get Pushed"
, I was challenged by the very creative Girl in Sneakers
to apply textures to a photo from my recent vacation to Italy. In her words: "take a photo of an Italian or French countryside ... that tells the story of that country and use textures (like Kim Klassen's Work) to process the image."
This was an incredibly tough challenge for me, as this style of work is well outside my usual creative wheelhouse. I have a very hard time visualizing how an image will look with textures applied, so there was a lot of trial and error involved, and a lot of browsing Flickr to see what other people have done in this vein. In the end, though, I produced three images that, while very different than what I normally do, I thought were at least interesting. None are particularly subtle, but I guess that is what happens when you first start playing with a new technique.
This is probably my favorite, of the Duomo in Florence, with three textures applied: Aged Canvas Texture 7 from Skeletal Mess
, Antique Aging Effect TOTD #132, also from Skeletal Mess
, and Paper Bark from pareerica
, all used under a Creative Commons license. Two more (one Rome, one Paris) are in the comments.
Taken May 11, 2012 in Florence, Toscana, Italy
¹⁄₂₅₀ sec at f/11, ISO100, no flash.
Lens: EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM @ 110 mm