Photographer shares how she shot and edited this dreamy, surreal image
Sometimes, in a flood of images on social media, you see one that just stands out. This is the case with a surreal and dreamy photo Tami Bandel Itzhak has recently posted in one of Facebook groups I follow. Us at DIYP liked it, and we wanted to know more about it. So, we got in touch with Tami to ask her how she took and edited this image that captured our attention.
Tami tells us that the photo was taken in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Although the tones in the image are warm, the day was actually cold and rainy. But, Tami made the best out of the heavy clouds and took this image on a cloudy afternoon. She used a Canon 70D paired with a Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 lens.
The settings for taking this image were: f/8, ISO 100 and shutter speed of 1/50 s. After taking the photo, Tami did some editing to get this surreal look. She tells us she used the Nik Collection, and of course edited the image in Photoshop.
To me, this crazy sky looks like a scene from Stranger Things (and I love Stranger things). Tami used the Liquify tool to enhance the sky and achieve this effect. As for the sea, Tami used the Motion Blur filter to get the effect of moving. Finally, she increased the saturation of the colors a little bit. And this is the final result:
Judging from the Facebook post where I was Tami’s image, me and the team aren’t the only ones who liked it. At the moment, there are over 6.5K likes and counting. If this interesting photo also grabbed your attention, make sure to check out more of Tami’s work on her Instagram and Facebook page.
Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.