Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tweaking Reality

I find that photo-shopping or digitally editing photos is much like decorating a cake or buying something for someone you love or making soup. You can tweak and stretch and add and subtract, and eventually you can end up with an inedible or unappetizing mess or getting someone way too much stuff. For me it sometimes ends up meeting the vision that I was trying to achieve or at least getting close enough that I am too tired to delete all the work I put into it. One of the people making a comment asked if the prior post was created from a real photo. It was, and below is the original (reduced to 40%) for your edification.   (You can click on the photo for a close-up.)

12 comments:

Granny Annie said...

Oh I thought the ornaments were really in the tree:)

Lynn said...

me too . . . thinking that was was the attraction to the tree.

Brian Miller said...

smiles..i thought the one yesterday was fun....and there is def art in what you all do to pictures....

Red said...

You don't have to tell us you're having fun with photography. We know it when we see your pictures.

Linda Reeder said...

Pretty fancy-smanchy stuff there! I have no idea how to do that,

SueAnn Lommler said...

I am one who totally alters photos. Love to do it and I enjoy yours as well.
Keep on tweaking
Hugs
SueAnn

Dave King said...

A classic description of the dangers that beset the creative process. The trick is knowing when to stop - as, indeed, you appear to. I don't recall any over-worked images appearing here!

My Maine Blog said...

Love your photo...and I too do a lot of editing and creating with my photos. When I'm finished with some it doesn't even resemble the original but it's amazing how you can turn an ordinary photo into what looks like a painting. Just another way to be creative. - Kathy -

Kat said...

Amazing what can be done with photoshop, isn't it? :)

ladyfi said...

Oh, I do love the original! The one below makes a great postcard.

Raajii said...

You did a wonderful job with it :-).

One little request. Is it possible for you to reduce the size of all your photos. They are too large to view properly otherwise :(

Tabor said...

Raajii, most of my photos are reduced to about 40% and they are shot at a 12 pixels size...wonder what I will have to do if I get a camera that shoots at 18?