My orange pictures this week are of another favourite holiday place, Katoomba which is in the Blue Mountains, 100kms west of Sydney. It is called the Blue Mountains because it is an area of dense Eucalyptus gum forests and the vapour emitted gives the area a blue haze.
Katoomba has been a popular holiday place since the end of the 19th century when people would travel by steam train and stay at one of the grand hotels, the Carrington and the Hydro Majestic. Today you can still stay at the Carrington (the Hydro Majestic is being redeveloped) and enjoy the atmosphere of old world grandeur. We celebrated a wedding anniversary there one year.
The Three Sisters, at Echo Point, Katoomba, is a huge rock formation which is now listed as a World Heritage Area. It is the most beautiful sight and is visited by a multitude of tourists every day. The first image shows the blueish haze behind the rock formation. If you look carefully you can see people on a little footbridge which leads to the first of the sisters. You have to climb down a lot of steps to get that far as well as not being worried about heights!
And then my “orange-ified” Three Sisters. Unfortunately I don’t remember the processes I used in the first image since I did it a while ago. But in the next three I combined poster edges filter and photo filters.
|Magic Wand selection. Desaturation of selected area.|
|Magic Wand selection. Colour fill of selected area. Fade fill, overlay.|
As you can see, I also made a brooch and a pendant inspired by the Three Sisters. The brooch is a print on wood and the pendant combines hand painting with the print.
Linking up with Paint Party Friday, Weekly Top Shot, Your Sunday Best, Mellow Yellow Monday, Favourite Photo Monday