For the past sixteen months I’ve been working on a series called Fractal Cityscapes (among many other things). Thanks to my inability to focus lately, and a beautiful painting I spied on Instagram from someone I follow, I started a new series. The new series borrows techniques from the Fractal Cityscape series and combines it with a completely new technique. I’m still working out the name but I think I’ve got the process nailed down.
Here is a 100% crop of the bottom left side of the photograph to give you an idea of the texture I created. All of the processing was done in Lightroom and Photoshop.
If you’ve followed PhotolisticLife for a while now you’d know that I draw a ton of my inspiration from painters and photographers alike. I truly wish I was a better painter but if I was this site would not be called PhotolisticLife… Maybe PastelisticLife? With that being said, my goal was to create an abstract image that looked like an abstract painting using a single image. With this image I wanted to create a busy beach scene with an image of a clearly peaceful beach (below).