It’s a bit of a contradiction but one of the things I hate about Photoshop I also love. As a photographer, I love to create an image in camera and not have to edit it later. However, I do also enjoy creating a new image out of the one that was taken straight from the camera. For me, editing often involves creating an image that is softer, a dreamy take on the original.
In honor of this week’s photo challenge I took a photo I had taken a few weeks ago and created two versions, both artistic takes on the original. Here is the original photo:
One of the reasons I took this photo using the settings I did was that I knew that it would blur out the background pretty well. To me, this was important because the garden is a very crowded place and I wanted to focus on these two flowers.
When I edited the photo, the first thing I did was crop, specifically to get rid of the yellow in the background that I found distracting.
I did like this version but for this challenge I took it a step further, and created a version using the paint filter in Photoshop:
You may also notice that I took the liberty of removing the two little bugs from the flower. No bugs in the garden? Now you know that is a dream, certainly not reality thankfully.
So how do you like my oil paint version? Do the other versions appeal to you more?