Mr. Petey is off on a tangent this week. I saw a shiny penny and now I am off to the races. It started with the tulips out front. They are slowly going their way and I have been wanting to play around with a couple of things. I started taking pictures with a general purpose in mind, but I wasn’t sure where my journey is taking me. I am still working this out, but I am getting closer.
My goal is produce a print from a photograph, of nature, and not pose, re-touch, or fiddle with it; to produce a print that looks as if it were a painting just from cropping the photograph.
(silly me needs to add a photograph of the original – doh!)
Above is one of my product of my first attempt. I didn’t get the effect I wanted, but I think I have a nice shot that will make a nice print.
After another night of playing around I have come up with a couple, three more that I like. Here is one of them.
This is the one I am sending off for a test print. If I like what I see, I am going to make a larger print and have it framed up for the living room.
And this one turned out the best. I have the depth of field off on my iPhone (that is what I took all of the pictures with). I know I won’t be able to blow it up too large, but the grain (pixels) might throw it off more than add to it. Time will tell.
Some are quite complex and others, while appear simple can have some pretty cool results. There is one I want to try and recreate that I saw out there in the ether. I guess it is time to RTFM and see if I can get there. Check back for the results.
From there I also went back and checked out some of the historical references that I found listed. It is one of the areas, where I have seen and admired the work, but hadn’t really delved into it too deep. I fear this my be yet another project to add to my list of fun. I really need to retire and get from free time to catch up on everything. BaHaHaHahaha, aaaaaa, yeah.
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