A digital painting created using Topaz Impression, of one of the many beautiful scenes I found in Prague...Read More
Today's post is 4 images from a marvelous sunset in Copenhagen that I took a while ago, but converted to paintings for your viewing pleasure (and a side-by-side comparison). I think they look pretty awesome. And there's a MASSIVE Cyber Monday deal going on at Topaz Labs, the makers of some of my favorite editing software - click on through for details!Read More
I just got back from NYC, and brought home a few images as well. It's a great town for that, though you can read my thoughts on NYC in this post. In short, I like it, but don't love it. However, I really enjoyed wandering in Central Park and firing off a bunch of photos! Check 'em out!Read More
Montmartre is a beautiful part of Paris, which is itself a very beautiful city. Today's photo tour of Montmartre is done in honor of the great painters who once roamed the streets here. I took a collection of photos and converted them to digital paintings!Read More
Recently we popped over to The Blanton Museum of Art to check out their Renaissance exhibit, which is fabulous. I really enjoy going to a museum and observing the various types of interesting things they have on display. I am a big fan of the Renaissance (who isn't really?) but I appreciate other styles as well. When I walked into this gallery, I immediately noticed the gentleman sitting there, seemingly contemplating the work of modern art hanging in front of him. Or maybe he was tired and isn't a museum type. One thing I find a little frustrating is that they allowed me to take some shots on the tripod in the lobby and downstairs, but would not allow a tripod into the exhibits upstairs. I understand the "no flash" rule and appreciate that (and abide by it), but it makes no sense to me why I can't take shots from my tripod. I am not sure what they hope to accomplish with that rule.
This is a single exposure taken at f/7.1 for 0.6 seconds. Exposure bias was -1.0ev and the ISO was 100. I made some minor adjustments in PSE, mostly around Contrast, then smoothed it out a little in Topaz Adjust and finished it in Aperture by straightening a little and fixing a couple of minor blemishes.