Photoshop Seascape Madness

by Fred Showker

Photoshop Madness, Fred Showker surfs the web in search of good Photoshop stuff

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS for November PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop! This is continued from the HDR topic this month with 'Seascape' madness -- mad HDR seascape photography of places you WISH you had gone to shoot photos. . . and convert to HDR.

Be careful what you click -- beware of malware and phishing sites As always, we remind you -- be careful what you click. This is all good clean stuff for'ya this month, because most is at Flickr. But there are always malware, phishing stalker and predator links abundant in many of the replicated sites these days. Whatch those little popups in the text. Just stay on the tutorial / content paths and you'll be okay.
So, here are yet more links of note...

Art from Daniel Cheong

Photoshop Waterscapes Madness

Daniel is a prolific photographer (a French expat living in Dubai) showing oodles of images at his Flickr stream ... Daniel writes ::
      I uploaded my first photo on Flickr on November 17th, 2006. I discovered HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography on Flickr, and since then I am totally addicted to this technique. The only bad side is that I have to carry a tripod all the time, and press 5 times the shutter button to get my exposures for the HDR processing! Lately I am using a new technique called DRI (Dynamic Range Increase) - also known as Digital Blending - which gives more natural results than HDR.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Daniel Cheong
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Passionate about Light

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Ragstatic is from somewhere in Bangalore, Kundhapur, and has uploaded loads of great shots to Flickr. Problem is, his web site appears to be one of those 'affiliate parked pages' and nowhere does a real name appear.
      Ragstatic says he is "Passionate about Light , Life and the Human Touch." and images in Flickr carry copious copyright notices, none of which are legal because they're not properly presented. We see a lot of people relying on improper copyright notices, particularly from parts of the world outside the U.S. They all need a lesson in copyright.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Ragstatic
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In search of the most beautiful Landscape images

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We think Kane has actually found them -- and photographed then! You can too! His business, Grasstree Photography offers hands on beginner photography courses as well as more advanced photography workshops and courses aimed at those looking to improve their skills and apply their craft to new subjects. Kane writes :
      Originating from New Zealand, I quickly developed a love and appreciation of the rich colours in this fantastic world we live in. I am completely self-taught and have spent countless hours exploring South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales in the search for the most striking, most beautiful Landscape images.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Kane Gledhill - Grasstree Photography - Brisbane, Australia
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Seascapes and architecture

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We're working on the next follow-up to this one, calling it "Architectural HDR" ... but just had to include this one by Vedd Edd from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Follow his Flickr Photostream and you'll find quite a few more. Vedd writes :
      I am not a photographer. I am just an enthusiast, nothing more, nothing less. I just like taking pictures the way I see it. Having said that, I have a 9-5 job in the IT field - more specifically, IT security. Taking pictures is just a way for me to escape from my daily routines, a time for myself to enjoy, without any burden to do it.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Vedd Edd - Taiping, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Seascapes by Valerio

Photoshop Waterscapes Madness

If you watch the maps that follow the photographic works of Valerio Caddeu, you'll see he's shooting all around Sanluri, Sardinia, Italy. And, he's shooting some spectacular scenery
      Citizen of the World with Sardinia inside the heart.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Dioniso Pellegrino, un blog di Valerio Caddeu
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Changeable

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Two photos taken with a Nikon D90 at Tate St. Ives, one through a window and the other focussed on the rain spotted glass, blended together in Photoshop
      This beautiful work was created by Peter Allen, of Portland, Dorset, UK. Peter is so busy creating great art, the subscription expired on his web site at clikpic.com !!! (http://www.petervanallen.com/)
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Peter Van Allen's photostream
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Waterscape from Tappit

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This is from the Photo gallery of "Tappit_01" -- who left no information in the profile, so we have these beautiful photos, but no credits.
     
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Tappit
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Real of Unreal

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This photo by Paulo Brandao looks too unreal to be real. This is hyper HDR, taken perhaps a tad too far in some people's opinion. We would like to be there though, eh? Taken in Barrio Jesus, Zaragoza, Aragon, ES, using a Nikon D80.
      And if you want to experience a unique web design situation site, just visit their web site at : http://www.paulobrandao.com/
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Paulobrandao.com
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Searching for good Photoshop images and tutorials amongst all the total madness out on the web Don't let Photoshop Madness get you down!

There are always lots of spectacular Photoshop images and visuals out there! Share them! We'll be back shortly with MORE Photoshop Madness ... and please -- BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU SURF ... but when you do find a great Photoshop practitioner, or a good Photoshop tutorial, please share it with us! If you create Photoshop Tutorials yourself, please post your info here so you can be considered for a Photoshop Fave!

Of course, some of our favorite editions of Photoshop Madness can be found in the legacy Photoshop Tips & Tricks web site!
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And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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