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In the minds of many people an image is not “Art” unless produced by some hand process like painting, drawing, etc.

I have had many photographs receive the compliment, “Gee, it looks like a painting!”, as if somehow painted images (no matter how poorly done) are the gold standard by which images are judged.

“Looks just like a painting” is not a compliment to me.

Lately I have discovered some Photoshop processing the does a terrific job of changing a photograph into a watercolor style image. The processing is flexible enough that feeling and mood can be modified to express what I want to say.

Here are some images that started as photographs.


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Bad Weather

It is said that, “Bad weather makes good photographs.”  I tested this adage the other day when it was snowing and dull.

Snowy Bush


Snowy Swamp

The processing of the initial image presents some interesting challenges and choices.  Monochrome is also one of the routes that I could have taken.

The objective was to get a feeling of the visually muted nature of the scenes without having the result turn out dull, drab and uninteresting.

You can be the judge, but please be gentle.

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