The flying fish was shot during my recent visit to the Horniman Museum, the eye was painted on a wall in the partially forsaken village of Doel in Belgium, the the background is Manor House B. The image is ten layers composited together, five of these being to create the border using textures and drop shadows, one each for the fish, the eye and the room, one for a single texture, and the final two for a hue/saturation adjustment layer and brightness/contrast. Everything was blended using layer masks in various blend modes, and the whole thing took me AGES!
I would be really interested to get some feedback and constructive criticism on this one, so please let me know your thoughts if you can – much appreciated.
Once again as in recent days I am experimenting with something new, as I seek to push the boundaries of my work and to continue to develop and learn to use the materials as my disposal. I am unable to decide whether or not this has worked – I think it has to some degree, but I have the feeling that I will be able to do much better if I continue to work with these ideas.