Abstracted Seascape photographs - Cornwall

These images are seascapes, abstracted from photographs.
The central one in each line is a photo, while the outliers are altered.
I'm not going into details of how I altered each photographic image, but it's not dissimilar to painting,
and the aim is to create slabs of colour that take the essence of the tones that the original seascape offered.
I used techniques that weren't automatic, and needed judgement from me as to how the pictures would come out.

From top to bottom the beaches are at Marazion, Porthcurno,
Porthminster Beach in St Ives, and Porthgwidden Beach, also in St Ives.
Holding the mouse over each image will tell you where they are.

I got the idea from much landscape painting that's been done in Cornwall recently,
as well as abstract expressionists such as Mark Rothko.
But the idea is more abstract impressionism.
I start with a real landscape and abstract it to its essentials.

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