I feel that my set of photographs really capture the same aspects and possibly even emotions as Hoey’s does. When digitally manipulating my photographs, I paid particular attention to the flow I was creating and the use of colours I had in there too. After completing my photographs, I experimented a bit more with the overall flow and contrast of the colours. This helped me come to the conclusion that my photographs look better with more flow than Hoey originally used, and also more contrast added to the colours. Even though this slightly detracted away from the sense of innocence and peace that Hoey’s created, I still feel that this was the better choice as it created an overall better look.
When creating this set, I wanted to try and take my set a little further than Hoey’s. So, in order to do this, I edited each of my photographs through Photoshop making sure to create strong definitions between colours and bring out the blacks and clarity of the images. After realising my set would look better with more swirls, I used various tools such as the smudge tool, the blur tool, dodge and burn. This gave me a good base for my set, I then went further by using the liquify tool to distort particular sections of the photographs. After finding something that looked aesthetically pleasing to me, I then used a photoshop filter to add a paint overlay to the photographs, adjusting settings accordingly to my liking.