Saturday, May 19, 2012

Turkish Texture























This is a photograph of the fishing boat, Yarik Kaya, that we "rescued" when we were in Turkey on our sailboat, Tropic Moon.  

Image Cropped



















We were motoring down a long bay and we saw a couple fishermen in a small boat. They were waving something and trying to get our attention, so we motored over to see what was wrong. 

Used "Stay" texture layer, Overlay, 75%



















Their engine had died so we played out a rope to them and took them in tow. They wanted to go to an island on the opposite side of the bay so we towed them for 3-4 miles. It would have been a long ways for them to row! 

Used Hue/Saturation to adjust the colors



















When they thanked us, they gave us a fish that they had caught, and we put it in a bucket in the cockpit. That afternoon when we reached Datcha, Ed cleaned the fish and I cooked it for dinner.  Ed made it into two fillets and we each had about a pound of fish to eat!  Since we didn't have refrigeration on the boat, it was eat it, or toss it overboard.... 

The filter, Poster Edges (2-1-2) gave me this final textured image



















We didn't know what the fish was until we started eating it, and then found that it was a fresh tuna.  Really delicious!

9 comments:

Beverly said...

What a great story to go with the beautifully transformed into painterly effects picture. Thanks for sharing each level of change. The final one is wonderful.

Jean Baardsen said...

Thanks, Beverly! I'm really enjoying the lessons in Beyond Layers.

Robin said...

That is a great story!

Vicki Lane said...

How nice -- I like seeing the steps you used to achieve the final (wonderful) image!

Pat said...

I love the edited image. Great story too!

Ida said...

What a great story of your kind deed. - Lovely photo's with great use of texture.

Kim Stevens said...

Love the story and your edit is just beautiful!!

momphotographer said...

I think I like the best the picture just with the texture only before any editing. it looks amazing!

Bonnie said...

What a creative way to present the morphing of your photograph into art. Loved how we received a little piece of the story with each change.

Heartwarming story and beautiful final product! Thank you for sharing with Photo Art Friday Jean.