Many people asked me how i made the image ‘cow in the water’.
Actually it is pretty easy, although it took some time to compose the image and shoot all the stuff i wanted. Most of the time i put more energy is inventing images, composing things, than taking them. Of course there is a lot of post processing afterwards. There’s a big difference in your starting point: do you just look at your hard drive and see what you have in your arsenal, or do you go looking for the stuff you need?
Well, most of the time i have a picture in my head, and DRAW it on paper. It’s more easy that way, some kind of storyboard they use in films (and commercial photography of course ;-). So, i add things until i’m happy with it. Then, i start looking for everything. If must admit a have a big amount of pictures on my harddrive: skies, animals… Sometimes on a holiday i take my car and drive around, looking for details, clouds…
Here is the basic picture. It’s a simple picture of the see, but not strong enough, i mean, too much sand, so i put another picture of the see above.
The second picture of the see.
Some birds and minor adjustments.
The shark and the sign-board.
Some good looking flames, smoke and colour-adjustmens.
Lightnings, dudging and burning, contrast, colour, LCE, levels, sharpness… and A LOT of minor time consuming adjustments. Here’s the result
I’m happy with the result. The image has some strange effect, bit of humour, surrealistic look.