Getting artsy again

Sometimes I end up with photos that although had potential, they just didn't make the cut. Maybe they ended up out of focus, or I couldn't get a framing I liked. It could also be that I just had too many photos of a single subject, or they just were lacking something.


Usually these will get deleted (even the biggest drives will eventually fill up, so no point in wasting space), but sometimes I'll experiment with different stylized filters, hoping that extreme processing will salvage the image.

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That's what you're getting today: a collection of images that were messed with until they became interesting or exciting, at least to my eye. Usually that means boosting the saturation (amount of color), or blurring, or both. I also like adding vignette to darken the edges of many of the shots.











Incidentally, these super-saturated colors remind me of the reason I stopped taking color film photos years ago: the processing labs always "adjusted" my photos for me, resulting in ultra-rich and completely unrealistic colors. Not to insult those who still use film, but thank you digital!

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Andrea  – (July 28, 2012 at 8:07 AM)  

Yes they are beautiful in my eyes too! Very artistic indeed and i love the compostion!

Lancashire rose  – (July 28, 2012 at 8:20 AM)  

Very artistic. You need to frame them. What do you use to 'play' with them?

Linda/patchwork  – (July 28, 2012 at 12:22 PM)  

Very nice.
Playing with pixels is a lot of fun. And, the great part, if it doesn't work, just hit delete.

HELENE  – (July 28, 2012 at 6:15 PM)  

Thank goodness for digital cameras, I will never go back to film! Beautiful photos :-)

wowo  – (July 31, 2012 at 1:02 PM)  

the photo of the batting fabric is awesomely jackson pollock-esque!

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