It’s all done with smoke and mirrors

From suburbia to the open road.

Every once in a while I like to post a sort of “making of” series of shots from one of my painterly photo-blend works. This time I’ve chosen “The Wind In My Hair”.Β On a visit to a local town I spotted this chap in a sports car pulling out of a parking bay and thought it would make an interesting shot so I hurriedly raised my camera and took a few shots.


Fabulous car!, dreary background!, so the first thing that I wanted to do was loose suburbia (oh if life was ever that straightforward!) πŸ™‚

Making of the wind in my hair mask 320

Then I started thinking of what backdrop I could use, I wanted a countryside background and remembered a very unremarkable shot that I’d taken a few weeks earlier at a different location so I added some motion blur to it:

Making of The Wind in my hair background with blur

Then I put it all together:

Making of The Wind in my hair 3

Added some radial blur on the car wheels and painterly effects and texture and some final black magic “tweaking” πŸ™‚ and this is the end work, “The Wind In My Hair”


I hope that the owner would have liked it.

Best wishes,

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