Let’s see… I worked on this picture in Lightroom, Photomatix, and Photoshop. I made 2 layers. Desaturated the top layer. Did a high pass filter. Changed the blend mode to Hard Light. Tweaked in Topaz Detail, Topaz Adjust, and Viveza 2. And it is a picture of bird poop.
I would think that if ever there was a time when doing a more artistic interpretation of a photograph made sense, thiswould be it. When better to convert to a painting, then when shooting a painter in his environment? Yet, I’ve never come to terms in my own mind with something like this. Is it appropriate to go over the top like this? What do you think? It would really help me out if you could comment (either on the site or on Twitter.)
Used Topaz Simplify, then Topaz Adjust.
Actually it’s back to the same photo. I looked at yesterdays post on a different monitor and decided that I had gotten a little carried away with the grunge look. Seemed like a good idea for a prison shot. But I think I may have gone too far. Here is the same shot toned down a bit.
Yesterday I published a photo taken of a Hanging Tree outside of Jerome AZ. This one was taken in the Mojave desert on the way to Vegas. This one is an HDR with some Topaz Adjust.