This image was inspired by a recent trip to the lovely harbour of Lyme Regis. I pegged the boat shot, and when I got it I visualised immediately how I wanted it to turn out, so I was excited to get home and work on it. I’m really pleased with the result. A few people have asked me how I achieve the layering effect. I may try to write another post explaining in more detail when I have more time, but in essence I use Photoshop to layer up the images and then I work on each layer, effectively ‘painting’ parts in and out of the image to achieve the effect I want. It takes a bit of practice to get the hang of it, but I find it a very rewarding and creative process. You also have to make sure you start off with a really strong image which is well composed. This way it will carry the layers much more successfully.
© images and content Emily Hughes, 2014