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The Digital Photographer’s Notebook: A Pro’s Guide to Adobe Photoshop CS3, Lightroom, and Bridge by Kevin Ames

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Chapter 17. Cloud Goddess

IN THE FIRST SECTION of the Notebook, the Cloud Goddess came into being by tessellating a cloud formation. It is a cool photograph all by itself. Then I got to thinking, “What else could it become?”

What if the Cloud Goddess was rising over the ocean? That would be powerful. What if the Cloud Goddess had a face? What if a real goddess was in the photograph, too?

What if I stop with the “what-ifs” and get on with the steps?

“It’s the Water”

Atlanta is landlocked. There isn’t anything that resembles an ocean within a nearly four-hour drive. Atlanta does have rainstorms—big, fat, soak-you-to-the-skin-before-you-can-take-three-steps rainstorms. The base image of the ocean was shot out the front door of my studio with a ...

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