Neodigital Art | Update Five
I’ve started today’s blog with a photograph taken by Simon James at Lake Vyrnwy, Monmouthshire,Wales. I’ve been there and I don’t remember that little castle. It looks cool though; I’ll have one of those built in my garden when I win the lottery.
I edited that picture; I cropped it to clearly show the castle and tried to bring out the texture of the stonework.
This next picture is Boscombe pier, taken somewhere near Bournemouth (England) and has been altered a lot. I used Windows Live Photo Gallery which is free to download and part of the Windows Live suite of programs. I added contrast and then simply moved the sliders on the histogram and it put more colour into the picture and more contrasts. I think this picture shows exactly what you can do when experimenting and this is typical of Neodigital. It was a fairly boring picture and now it’s very interesting. The picture is very symmetrical, which is a way Simon likes to take photographs. If you go to a photographic class to learn how to take photographs they will teach you to ‘frame’ your photographs and make them symmetrical. It’s a little like teaching people the right terms to use in writing. I hear writers talk about their protagonist and I think ‘they did the course.’ I often criticise Human resource departments and the name itself is a cliché and they have their buzz words that are clichés too; they don’t talk to people; they engage. They don’t fire people; they outsource jobs overseas. I viewed this photograph as something of a cliché; but never dismiss a photograph, this turned out very good after a little manipulation.
This last picture isn’t typical Neodigital Art; but is a good picture. I made it darker to get the texture on the water and that made the buildings look like they were in silhouette. I think silhouette can be used to great effect in Neodigital Art and the colours aren’t bright in this picture but still good. I like the perspective in this picture as the buildings appear to get smaller as they go into the distance. It has an almost 3D effect and even the waves on the water fade into the distance.
I have more pictures from Simon James and another Neodigital Artist has said he will contribute some pictures too. Where are the female Neodigital Artists?
This entry was posted on 15, May 2011 by Mike10613. It was filed under NeoDigital Art and was tagged with Aberdaron, Art blog, England, Image, neodigital, Neodigital Art, Neodigital Art is social and open to everyone, photograph, Wales, Windows Live Photo Gallery.