Danudin's 2010 VPW Blog

Themed Photographs 2010

Experimenting with Favourites

Posted by danudin on December 25, 2010

Over the last few years I have tried my hand at Painterly Effects on Photos using Jeff Perry’s Psuedo HDR Effect, but have had generally negative reactions to it, Primarily from Boomer and Sally. I however like the look (Even of the garish ones). I have left them alone for quite a while now, just learned how to use Karen B’s Layers Technique, which ellicited a snide remark, warning the world of what I was doing. Never one to let sleeping dog’s lie, after some experimentation, I decided to try and meld the two Niches.

Below are two sets of images, showing; 1. Normal Image Processing: 2. Psuedo HDR Effect, 3 The two Blended using Karen’s Layer Technique. The first was virtually my first attempt at this technique, but I like the end result. The second set was a little better thought out and I am fairly proud of the result.

These shots were to start with quite good action. When I applied the HDR effect I thought the seas looked wonderfu, and like I remembered seeing them. Although the rock colours became extreme I did see some glimpse of the textures they held, so I decreased contrast by layering both images.

To my mind this is a good example of blending the reality with the paintly effect that the HDR brings out. I relly like the finished product.

Sally and I Wish all our Virtual Photowalk and Elements Village friends a Safe but Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.


4 Responses to “Experimenting with Favourites”

  1. ~Val said

    I really like what you’ve done with the boats! I think the blending really makes a nice finished product.

    Happy holidays to you and yours, Ron! Thanks for all your fun comments over the year.

  2. Tammy McChesney said

    I like how the blending really takes the best from both worlds…as much as I love bright colors, I think the blending tones it down just enough to let your artistic side shine through!

  3. Mike said

    I like the blended look of both shots….so many ways to process so little time!

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