Revisiting my blog post of July 7th, “A Look Behind the Scenes…”, I decided to go back to the tall ship photos of Cleveland’s Parade of Sail and work on some detail shots. With a little Photoshop creative work I was able to bring out the clouds on this predominantly gray overcast day and also add some texture to produce a stormy look of the crew of the Sørlandet working in the rigging as the ship entered Cleveland Harbor.
This second photo, also enhanced to add interest to an otherwise bald sky, shows the pride in America exhibited by the Pride of Baltimore.
Lastly, a real creation! A composite photo of the Sørlandet crew, working in the rigging, superimposed over a shot of the moon that I featured in another post, “Sleepless in Cleveland”.
Friends have inspired me to become much more creative in my photography lately and I have to admit it’s starting to stick! It’s time consuming but fun and my core photojournalistic style now often looks dull to me. I’m sure I’ll go back to it often, but I’m enjoying this new way of “sideways thinking” as one of my creative role models calls it!