Wednesday, August 19, 2009

show me the monet

Normally, I like my images to be as realistic as possible. Today instead, let's have a little fun playing with post-editing software.


The above image was a throwaway. It was an experiment with a sunset and remote flash, but the set all turned out too dark. Since I couldn't destroy it any more than it already was, I generously boosted the fill light and added two or three doses of film grain. An impressionable coworker said it was reminiscent of Monet. :-)


As a bonus, this shot of a 25-foot tall orange Dino Chomper balloon was retouched to remove the guy-lines. Though I couldn't get the angle I wanted with just the right clouds in the background... still, I like it for it's utter simplicity.


lime said...

the first one does have an impressionistic quality to it. sometimes it can be fun to mess around with the "throwaways." the dino just makes me giggle.

mommanator said...

thedino omy where in the world!

Shammickite said...

Can't you add a 747 flying away from the dinosaur? Or perhaps a skydiver heading directly into his mouth?

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Craver: Those ended up two neat shots. You hav done a nice job on the dino.

Craver Vii said...

A googol of giggles or just a little snicker? After your comment Lime, I realized that I had to go back and add something impressionistic as the cherry on top. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mommanator, it was on top of a Jiffy Lube or something like that. I didn't talk to the guys inside, because I took the photos from across the street.

That would be funny, especially if I could duplicate a scene from a Godzilla movie Shammy. Alas, my photo editing is not quite at that level yet.

Thanks Fishing Guy. If I do something like this again, maybe I could show a before and after shot.

Brother Greg said...

Ummm.....thanks for finding my pet lizard, Freddie. He's been a naughty boy!

imac said...

Even better when enlarged Craver.

Come take a trip with me on the London Eye.