Mirror effect generated in Photoshop, to get this flying Mont Saint Michel which was an inspiration for Miyazaki and the Studio Ghibli.
Such rendering can be natural with very high tide, but then it is almost not possible to come and take pictures so close to the Mont. And it is already not so easy to walk in the swamp around the Mont, even in standard time.
Une petite dernière avant la fermeture (du ToM)
Donc ça n'existe pas réellement, c'est juste une vue de l'esprit de Sevy, mais c'est attractif par les couleurs pastel du ciel, les nuages qui filent et semblent sortir de la flèche, et le respect de la règle de tiers. Bonne idée et travail de post production
I love the colours and the idea of creating the reflection via PS. I don't know if the tilting water level is because of the perspective of the bay, but I must say it bothers me a bit and I would be inclined to straighten it. Doing it now would probably interfere with the symmetry of the reflection unless the transform tool would do it.
Having said that the concept and colours are wonderful.
sevy (2016/01/28 09:24:13): Hello Kath, I am quite sure the horizon line is flat (I took care at shooting and again in Lightroom), it is a visual effect due to the design of the coast: far away on the left, but going towards us on the right.
Thanks to have reported, I got a case few weeks ago where I was not noticed my lighthouse was driving right (normal on this side of the Channel) and I had to correct ;-)
Hmmm, effect generate in Photoshop? Do you do stuff like this? That is cheating! LOL!
Two things I would have done a little bit different are: 1) the reflection is always darker then the original and in your case it is the same luminosity or even a little bit lighter; 2) there are many artifacts in the reflection that resemble dust spots on the sensor. You should get rid of them.
Seeing your images from Normadie I start thinking if your ever will offer a photo-tour through this area. I might be the first one to sign up!!! :-)
sevy (2016/01/28 09:20:45): I was playing with the opacity of the 'reflect' layer to get a bit of transparency. What is considered as dust spots is some vegetation remaining below. I was doing to keep a feeling of real, but it seems I missed the target ;-)
I will try another version with a full mirror effect.
Between Normandy and Brittany, it is true there is largely enough great photo subjects to build a photo tour.
Très belle prise, même si le reflet n'est pas naturel.
Le temps de pose très long donne un e dynamique au ciel avec une convergence des lignes vers le mont st michel