I took this shot awhile back because I liked the way the trucks looked with the clouds as a backdrop. I should have however framed my shot better because I didn't like the yellow pillars in front of it. If it hadn't been for them I would have been happy with the shot.
So I decided to play with the photo. I could get rid of the pillars fairly easy with editing and have one I saved that looks like the photo minus the yellow distractions. But I decided to take it a step further. As a young adult I painted and drew. Some of the new editing programs can give you similar effects. And I like the way it turned out below also. Digital, isn't it grand. Its a whole new media when used this way. It becomes separate art form.
Yup, still playing with the photos from last week. I have so many hundreds I could put a new one on everyday. There are some I even really like and am proud of but many that the focus didn't come out right or the light. I used my polarized lens because it was a bright day but still the sky looked washed out. Should have used my circular lens. Oh well. Its fun to take them and that's what matters...right!
Some I have been messing with in Picnik and using different layers and techniques. The one below I wanted to make it look softer and more like a painting then a photo. I wish picnik had more variety of frames also. I want more more more, LOL.
I have been practicing slowing down the water flow in the shots to give it a smooth look. I haven't mastered it like Greg but I am getting better. My waterfalls are getting better. Who knows, a few more years.....
Doing my dog Zoey in black and white really brings out the highlights on her hair and the battle scars out on her nose. I used the infrared setting in Picnik after I made the photo black and white setting. That gave it more detail and a crisp look and took away some of the detail from the back. It did do something weird to her old lady blue eyes but all in all, I like it.
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We were driving when I took this shot so it isn't as crisp as if I had stopped but the sky with the wind Turbine looks pretty good anyway. I did put a frame on it but otherwise it is as it came out of the camera. To see more SOOC shots or play along click here.