I was hoping to do my second shoot for my "Seasons and Skylines" series this week, but the weather here in the UK has been HORRENDOUS. So given I was desk-bound I started familiarising myself with some of the Photoshop filter options, and decided to spend a couple of hours playing with this image from my Travel Photographer of the Year workshop:
There was something very appealing to me about this image even in its raw state but I couldn't put my finger on it. I started with some pop art kind of filters / collages, because that was on my mind from another project I'm working on at the moment:
And then I literally ran through all of the filters just to see. Don't worry, I'm not going to share them all!
But why was I so drawn to this image in the first place? Then it hit me - she's an echo of the amazing work of Lee Miller / Man Ray in the 1920s and 1930s. So what better treatment to give her than a little solarization!