Monday, January 16, 2012

Continuing to find my way...

I recently took this image at Ocean Beach on a very sunny day.  The very top of the dog's head got totally blown out (no detail)...but I LOVED the image.  So I decided to embrace the issue and see what I could do.  I applied a painterly filter, intentionally blew out even more of the detail on the head, toned down the white some and then added a vignette.  I keep staring at the image...I like it...but is it any good?  I asked for feed back and got this from a fellow photographer, "Art is about love and not about technical rules. I HATE rules!!"  Thank you for that reminder. : )

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My quest to find what's been in my head...

I've always had an idea in my head about where I wanted to go with my photography...but it was never so clear that I really understood...until recently.  I've been experimenting with using painterly filters on my images...and I'm loving what's happening.  The light blub has been turned on and I can't work fast enough.  I'm going back to images that I really liked...and creating something that I love.  I hope you agree.