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This month the One Photo Focus is from little old me!
It was taken earlier this year in the beautiful seaside town of Lyme Regis on the Dorset/Devon border.
The picture is of the Cobb, a breakwater built to protect the town from storms and to provide an artificial harbour for boats. The Cobb is mentioned in Jane Austen’s Persuasion as the place where Louisa Musgrove fell and also in John Fowles’ novel The French Lieutentant’s Woman. It was used in the film of the same name, can you just see Meryl Streep on the edge of the jetty, standing against the storm, black cape billowing around her?
Anyway, here is my before image…
At the moment, I am on holiday, I did the image before I went and somehow thought that I would remember what I did to it. Well, now I realise that I can’t even remember which programme I used, I’m almost certain it was Lightroom, but I did try Photoshop at some point too. All I remember is that I cropped it, altered highlights/shadows and contrast, possibly even added a graduated filter and I think that I tried to increase the whiteness of the water. I would have liked to have added some bigger breaking waves, but thats a Photoshop thing that I will have to come back to when I’ve more time and energy to work out what I’m doing.
If you had a go at editing my picture, I hope that you had fun with it and I look forward to seeing the results on Stacy’s post on Friday.
Here is my final image…
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