I have, what some may find, an odd passion for the Severn Bridge — Bristol, UK.
I also love experimenting with different lighting, often turning day into night, in a lot of my photomanipulations.
In this piece, I focused on turning an ordinary, everyday scene, into a balmy, picturesque evening, with a sinister outcome.
A considerable amount of manipulation has been undertaken, as the original photo was shot in strong daylight (see below)
and the bridge's clipping path alone took a day to cut out!
The final piece is very heavily influenced by movie epics such as Close Encounters & Independence Day
I rarely use the 3D settings in photoshop. But for the purpose of this project, I gave it a whirl.
To create the UFO, I just started with a single 2D circle. Built up all the effects using various brushes.
And then messed around with PS's 3D settings until I found a shape I was happy with. This was then colour corrected
and messed around with until I could find an angle that suited.
The final finished version of the UFO placed into it's setting
Original Source material - The Severn Bridge - courtesy of Paul Guinness
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