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111 color art

My first image today took me about an hour to edit. This street photograph was taken in the early evening and it was quite dark. I’ve used the gradient border again, but made the whole picture lighter using the bloom option and the region (out of focus) option gives me a lot of tools to do something creative with.

There are so many combinations, that you have zillions of possible pictures that can be created. You want to see the original?

1 Union Street before the edit

It’s an interesting night shot, but the edit makes it artistic.

11 Darlo Art

You can just about see the Christmas lights in this shot. It took a while to do this edit too, but I like this one. It was dark but the sky was clearer to the north.

1 Scrooge

I’ve gone for a Victorian feel with this edit. This might make a good image to promote your school play or even be an image for a book cover or film.

1 Christmas Tree

When we got back from taking photos on Sunday we decorated my Christmas tree. I suppose this image might be good for a Christmas greetings card!

1 Art Darlo

You can experiment and be quite creative. You start by pointing your camera at something interesting and sometimes you can even try not having the camera level! This is Darlaston, known locally as Darlo. It’s not the most scenic town in England!

You can double click these images to see the picture better. These have all been resized to save space on the Internet, but the original pictures were quite high resolution. The file sizes in jpg were about 8Mb each, which is quite large. Most of the shots were taken with aperture priority, but I used the ‘sports’ setting a lot. This gives quite a fast speed which you would think was unsuitable for night shots, but I tried it on Friday because I had lots of movement and it worked well.

What do you think? Can you do something artistic with your camera and some experimental editing? Please share your views in the comments box. You can also follow me on Twitter.

2 Responses

  1. Hi Mike, I love the before and after views of the top photo. We really can appreciate your edit when we see the difference between the two. I find the differences remarkable. The edited photo seems as if the photo were taken during a stormy day but the unedited one clearly shows night time.

    The Christmas tree photo is simply beautiful. The lighting and framing of the tree make it extra special.

    For the bottom photo, did you tilt the camera or was editing responsible for the angle?

    December 6, 2013 at 13:53

    • Hi Carolyn,

      I did tilt the camera. I thought it was trying to level the picture, but it wasn’t. I took the shot anyway! I quite like the Scrooge one now.It does show what you can do with PhotoScape in these pictures. I think they look better enlarged though. I have a canvas of my photo of a flower cart to give as a Christmas present now. It’s 30 inches by 20 inches. I came out quite good. I have lots more pictures of the Christmas lights to use between now and Christmas. 🙂

      December 6, 2013 at 16:58

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