It’s possible you walked right past it. It’s always amazing to me what I run past almost daily. It’s scenes like this:
These two photos represent to me the greatest art in the world, art that occurs in nature. Don’t get me wrong, I love going to art galleries or churches and looking at beautiful works of art, but you can’t beat what you walk past every day.
These photos were taken within minutes of each other yet have a very different feel to them. The first, which has been edited, is moodier despite the warm tone of the sky. Here is what the original photo looked like:
A cooler tone, but more distracting elements in the lower left and right of the photo. I used Photoshop, the healing brush tool, to remove them. I then used the Analog pro plug in in Lightroom and applied a filter that warmed the photo up and also introduced the grain that you can see in the final image. There is a vignette in the corners that I think is most obvious in the lower corners. This version I posted to my Picfair portfolio.
The Instagram photo, well it’s an Instagram photo. What I mean by that is that photos I post there tend to be more casual and everyday. I like the light in the photo. I think it works well in Instagram’s square format too. It isn’t a photo that I would put in a more formal setting though because part of the plant, the part that is closest to the viewer, is out of focus. I could get all high and mighty and tell you haughtily that “It’s art!” but the reality is that it is distracting. I like it, but I’m not going to edit it.
Do you have a favorite among the images? Are you on Instagram, I am @marantophotography if you’d like to stop by there. Do you have a favorite work of art? Feel free to leave a comment below.