Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Three routes into mist

Another misty 'Canal du Midi' shot, just west of Beziers,
our famous local French Atlantic coast to the French Mediterranean sea connection. One of the main reasons for its being built was to avoid having to sail around Spain.
Because just over two hundred years ago those pesky Spanish Pirates were quite a problem!
This in turn brought wealth to the wine producers in this area,
further unimagined riches came with the railways, over a hundred years later.
But that's another story..

The beautiful mile upon mile of huge poplar trees were planted to give the pulling horses and barge drivers some shade and help stop the canal water from overheating and thus turning stagnant in our hot summers.
Hope you're taking notes as there will be a test later! :-)

First of all, try the Curves option to bring out more light.
This picture is made from 4 images joined together in 'Autopanopro'
As always, I list from the base texture up.
Apple blush - Opacity - soft light @ 18%
Raw Linen - Opacity - Hard Light @ 29%
Caramel Soft - Opacity - Soft Light @ 100%
Caramel Soft - Opacity - Overlay @ 17%


Borealnz (Jill) said...

Top notch texture work Paul, interesting background info too....I don't like the sound of this test though :-))

paulgrand said...

Lol, wait until we get to 'French Conjugation'! O_O

Anonymous said...

your textures are all nice..nicely done! theyre perfect!! question though, when are the next set going to be out? can't wait :)

paulgrand said...

Thanks, we hope to have the next one out well before Xmas!

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