First Night Design | ABFriday – August | Photo Challenge

The Cobb
The Cobb © Kate Prior

The After-Before Friday (ABFriday) challenge at Visual Venturing — established by Stacy Fischer — happens every first Friday of the month. The idea is to download the given image and cast your spell with post-processing. Although I haven’t had confirmation, Kate Prior’s photograph is clearly The Cobb at Lyme Regis in Dorset. Coincidentally, Lyme and the Cobb feature heavily in Tracy Chevalier’s Remarkable Creatures as mentioned in my Looking for Fossils post. And anyone who has read John Fowles’ The French Lieutenant’s Woman, or seen the film with Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons, will know all about the area and The Cobb in particular.

Original image © Kate Prior. Edited by © Sarah Vernon
Original image © Kate Prior. Edited by © Sarah Vernon

I overlaid the image with two of my own textures to create a painterly effect. I can’t say I’m entirely happy with the result and if I’d had time, I would doubtless have continued to experiment.

Click here to see the submissions for August and here for the rules.

Take care and keep laughing!


26 thoughts on “First Night Design | ABFriday – August | Photo Challenge

  1. I quite like the texture of your processed version, Sarah! I can see this as the cover of beautiful notecards that visitors to Dorset would surely love as a remembrance of this special place. I wouldn’t change a thing 🙂 Thanks so very much for giving 1PF a go. Sure hope to see you back for future challenges!

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  2. Love the textures you use in your processing. In this, did you remove the one couple? Or is it a a result of the texture you’ve added?

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