Paul has chosen this image of Swanage as his first submission to
I took this picture on a visit with my family on a very bright day, and as I was limited for time it meant I had to take the picture when the sun was at its highest. This resulted in a very flat looking image.
I still liked the look of the picture but it needed a little work. I decided to experiment, using Photoshop, with blend modes and textures. This created the final image seen here. I think the aged effect makes it look more dramatic and authentic.
Camera - Nikon D90
Lens - Nikon 18-105 VR
Metering mode - matrix
Auto white balance