This matte painting is a project for my students I prepared as an example for a matte painting assignment.
For this project I used a 3D model of a castle I created several years ago.
The gigital images are photos I took during various travel overseas. The castle wall is from a castle in Collioure, southern France, the sea is from a coast line at the Costa Brava and the photo of the sky was taken in a thunderstorm.
I used May to line up the 3D model with the photo of the Collioure castle wall as an image plane.
Photoshop was used to assemble the scene., color correct it and do some retouch work to create the fog and enhance the waves.