I made lots of lily pictures. On some I added ripples. I spent days processing all the botanical gardens images.
On October 11th we went to the New York Botanical Garden. After we ate an Italian meal at a restaurant on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. I took so many decent photographs I will be posting them for the next 8 days. For this series I replaced the background with textures.
Recently a person said that the colors in my photograph didn’t look real. Here is my response: Yes the colors maybe enhanced or changed, my work isn’t straight out of the camera.
After I shoot an image to make it into what I think it should be I might adjust the composition. Then I adjust the tone. I may make more adjustments to bring out the focal point, Lastly, I use color to enhance or modify the mood. I do most of my editing in the “darkroom” of Lightroom and Photoshop.
I use photography and post processing as a tool for my artistic expression. When I was a painter I used paint on canvas to create what I wanted to see, and not what was real.
When I make composites or obvious digital art I’ll say so, and if the photos are only slightly edited I won’t. Here is some digital art (Bayard Cutting Arboretum is in Long Island):
Grass on the edge of the Hudson photographed on April 21, 2020 before and after editing.