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.
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.
Take care and keep laughing!