I’m taking a class about the new features of Painter 2017. Using several of the new features, I’ve turned a straight photograph of the Lion’s Head Maple in my backyard to this. Fun stuff.
I’ve played quite a bit with this one. Just last night, I figured out what I needed to do to get it the way that I wanted. Finally done.
While getting things ready for my 70th birthday, I futzed around with this. Holy crap, can I really be this old. Honestly, during the Cold War I never thought I’d make it out of my 30’s. Birthday is in a few days.
I’ve been working on this technique for several months. It’s a combination of Lightroom for getting the photograph tuned, Corel Painter to fashion the image, and Photoshop to fine tune the final image. I’m really excited how well this turned out. All the planets must have been aligned just the right way. Click image for larger view.
Last month, I went camping in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park for a couple of days with Tom and Marc, two other photographers. I hadn’t been camping in a very long time. The biggest challenge for me was changing clothes in a backpacking tent.
This was my second time at L’Orangerie. The first time, I was overawed by the Monets that I didn’t realize that there was much more upstairs. Oops. This time, there was a wonderful cubist exhibit.
The guard here had her head down like she was dozing. There must have been two dozen people pointing their smartphones at the Monets. Several times, I was photographing people looking at paintings through their smartphones and not looking up.
Now that spring has sprung, time to play with flowers and Corel Painter again. This is a Double Delight rose from my front yard. Workflow goes Lightroom > Painter > Photoshop > Lightroom
What can I say? I paint what I see.
Also, a street photo meets a landscape.
Here’s some detail …
I entered this in the Redwood Art Association Fall judged show four days ago. On Monday, it won Best of Photography.