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Neodigital Art | Update Five

This was taken at Aberdaron in Wales.

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 photograph of a pier was taken near Bournemouth; England

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 picture was altered to bring out the contrasts of texture and give it depth

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?

You may like to check out last weeks Neodigital Art blog, I also did how to  blog and as usual my Thrifty Thursday and Frugal Friday blogs. Please do comment or subscribe…


8 responses

  1. Vanessa Jensen

    Love the photo of the pier…the vivid colors, the shadows, the perfect symmetry, the arrow drawing your eye to the point…Love it! I don’t view it as cliche at all. But, I see what you mean, I have seen a similar picture of a pier but not with the beautiful qualities yours has…once again, I love it 🙂

    15, May 2011 at 11:41 pm

  2. Thanks Vanessa,

    I will use some more of Simon’s pictures. We took about 400 between us yesterday. They varied a lot from railways to the more scenic. The pier is unusual and that makes the picture; but I like like industrial scenes too. It’s a interesting afternoon out looking for those hidden places and views that most people don’t notice. I uploaded a lot of photographs on to Facebook and a couple of people recognised the one location. They often don’t recognise the locations even though they live close by. We have now taken photographs of a river and followed it’s course through a very urban area; that has been interesting.

    16, May 2011 at 11:58 am

  3. This is an awesome site with beautiful pictures and descriptions….a pleasure to visit.

    16, May 2011 at 1:36 pm

  4. Thanks Ronnie,

    I wish everyone appreciated it! Most people do and so I have to be grateful. I pick out the best for the blogs and upload the others to Facebook! 🙂 Maybe, one day a publisher will like this stuff? Simon wants to do an art exhibition!

    16, May 2011 at 3:05 pm

  5. Mike, I simply love your photography, though I confess I don’t know what neodigital photography is. But your pictures are simply stunning.

    Could you add a StumbleUpon link to your blog? I would love to recommend your photo blog to StumbleUpon so many others could enjoy the beauty of your art.

    17, May 2011 at 2:30 am

    • I looked at StumbleUpon last week. I think I need a widget to go in the sidebar. I’ll see if I can find the code. I should be doing more blogs and using pictures from other people. Neodigital Art isn’t difficult to get into; you just need a camera and Windows Live photo Gallery to edit the pictures.

      17, May 2011 at 11:39 am

  6. This sheletred traveling Baroness loves the photos of places I’ve never been or seen. Living vicariously through your cool images taking me on trips abroad. Love it!

    Thanks Mike for the awesome vacation, albeit virtually.

    21, February 2012 at 10:22 am

    • Hi,

      I just posted a new Neodigital blog! I hope you enjoy it. Different from where you are, we have canals! 🙂

      21, February 2012 at 11:11 am

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