Xiapu, Fujian, Dec 2012, Apr 2018
Xiapu is not Xiapu without colours. Even on a dull day, you can articulate your pictures akin to black and white calligraphic art.
There are so many variations you can tweak with Xiapu seascape. Unlike the typical static landscape, you got to see beyond the scenery and horizon to seek out patterns, the waves, placement of sticks, lighting, reflections, nettings etc, all providing the main ingredients to conjure up an image.
Xiapu offers me to post process pictures into the realm of artistry art instead of simply recording the obvious, whilst not completely distorting reality. It is a personalised interpretation of the scene. Just as a painter puts on canvas his own vision, my attempt is to infuse my style to create art. Xiapu allows me to do just that. There is no cut and paste here. My imagination is achieved by adjustment of a few sliders in pp to achieve the desire effect I wanted. As I shot in RAW, it helps tremendously for tweaking colour space and a wide latitude for any sort of exposure adjustment.
The seascape scene will vary throughout the season. That was the reason I made a second trip. My first trip was an invitation to exhibit my works and left with little time for shooting.
We have little time at the city but nevertheless managed to steal a few street shots.
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