Iris Watercolor

I experimented with a watercolor effect created using some actions and brushes. If you are interested in trying it out or to see how it is done go to Transform Photos into Watercolors with a Free Photoshop Action.

NYBG Painted Backgrounds

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.

Dahlias at Bayard Cutting

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 photographic art I’ll say so, and if the photos are only slightly edited I won’t. Here is some digital or photographic art (Bayard Cutting Arboretum is in Long Island):

6BC Garden

I had some fun today with Corel Painter and other apps and I also added a few effects in Photoshop.

Water Tower

I photographed this water tank this morning from my kitchen window. I don’t suppose it is dificult for you to guess what I did to this image?

Tulip Leaves

I replaced the Background to remove distracting elements and create a better composition. When I photographed this with my phone (Galaxy 8+) I had this end result in mind.

Tulip Leaves, Abingdon Square 4/16/20119