Image and Post by Rick Sammon

I’ll do almost anything for a photograph. However, I will not lie down in freezing water and get soaked without the proper gear. That’s something I can simulate in the digital darkroom while working in my warm and cozy studio.

To create the watery effect in the middle image you see here, I applied a plug-in from Flaming Pear (www.flamingpear.com) called Flood to my original photograph (top), which was taken in the sub-Arctic when the temperature was – 35° F. Cool, don’t you think?

The bottom screen grab gives you an idea of all the controls you have when working with this cool plug-in.

Check out Flood on the Flaming Pear site, and download a free demo while you are there.

By the way, I darkened the sky with the Graduated Filter in Photoshop CS4 Adobe Camera RAW.

For more information on plug-ins, visit my Plug-in website: www.pluginexperience.com. Check it out for some cool how-to info.