Cervantes Ripples

These dunes change every time I go there, but they always give me a total sense of serenity.

Nothing better I reckon, treking to locations like this, with backpack, Tripod and camera and then being able to capture it!

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13 Responses to Cervantes Ripples

  1. I’m liking the second one down, has a little more contrast and texture through the dunes themselves …

  2. Yeah mate, I am hearin ya! I should sit on the images for a while until I have finished working them before posting eh!

  3. Yep…gonna have to follow that lead mate! I often get torn between trying not to do too much work on an image and then not doing enough if you know what I mean! It is a fine balance I reckon and hard to know when enough is enough sometimes!

  4. Peter Randell says:

    I like,Mark. Is this a straight B&W conversion? Looks a bit infra-reddish.Great cloud contrapunction…Peter.

    • Pretty much Peter. I am pretty sure I used the default red high contrast filter in Photo Shop.

      On the second image, I added a desat layer: apply image, change the mode from RGB to red and then rub the effect in where it looks good, then I also added a solid colour black layer, changed the blend mode to overlay, Command I, then rubbed in where it worked. Then just added a tough of a highlight brush in areas that needed it like along the ridge.

      That’s about it I think Peter!

  5. Tim Wootton says:

    Yep, second image looks good to me! What exactly does Apply Image do?

    • Hi Tim,

      Apply image is a great tool. I use it for desaturating and creating realistic looking shadows. This is the process: Command J to create a copy of the layer. then up the top go to Image/Apply Image and then change the RGB drop down to either red or blue…I mainly use red. Select OK, then I normally put a mask on it and rub in the effect where you want it. I use this feature a lot especially for darkening areas. If you use Multiply you are adding unwanted saturation.