Yesterday was our fourth day in Cambodia. We woke up really early (something that is proving to be extremely easy for me with my body clock still jiggered for the PacNW) and headed to a quay along the Tonlé Sap. Our goal was to visit Silk Island and see how the locals spin silk from its rough start to its beautifully smooth finish.
After a few minutes of negotiating, we were able to charter our own huge ferry to take us from Phnom Penh over to Silk Island. It was so wonderful having the entire ship for just the four of us. While sailing along the Tonlé Sap, we were treated to a bevy of fishermen on their boats, surrounded by their family and friends, all trying to reel in the day’s catch. I’ve seen many images like this one and I was hankering to create my own.
For our fifth day, we’re departing Phnom Penh and heading to Battambang. Not too sure what to expect there but I suspect that it’ll be beautiful.
In terms of processing
Next, I brought the image into FocalPoint 2 to render the background just slightly out of focus.
I then brought the image back into Perfect Effects 4 to apply the Rice Paper Light texture. I did in this order so that FocalPoint wouldn’t blur the texture.
Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.2.