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2013-06-21 19.14.36 colored pencil

Carolyn over at the Wonder of Tech sent me a couple of photos to edit this morning and I had 30 minutes to spare so tried this edit. I used PhotoScape and the coloured pencil option. I like it, it’s artistic and I would be happy to have this on the wall of my living room. What do you think?

I also tried a grey scale edit:

2013-06-21 19.14.36 grey scale

I didn’t crop this one quite so much. It seems to have a very different mood to it. Then I tried a watercolour pencil look:

2013-06-22 09.43.11 watercolor pencil

Would you go to an art gallery to view these pictures? More importantly, would you like a print on your living room wall? Which one would you choose?

This is one of the original photos, the other was the same, but used a blue filter:

2013-06-21 19.14.36

Finally, what do you think of a copy that has been straightened, cropped and converted to sepia?

2013-06-21 19.14.36 sepia

There are so many options when you’re editing that I could go on all day, making different versions of this same picture! Which one is your favourite?

Please use the comment box to share your thoughts. You can also follow me on Twitter or email me at the address in the sidebar. You could send some pictures to be edited! You can also download PhotoScape for free and try being an artist yourself.  Check out my other Neodigital Art post today on a Zillion Ideas.

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5 responses

  1. Hi Mike, Wow, that was a very quick turnaround! Very cool to see all of the edits!

    I was keeping your lessons in mind as I took this shot. I like the geometry of the picture, I tried to keep the dividing line of the “horizon” (the church) about half way up the vertical line. I also like the combination of the round dome and the straight lines of the columns, tower and pool. The spire above the dome and the reflection of it are along the midpoint vertically.

    I wish the ropes weren’t there. Unfortunately, I don’t think their appearing in the foreground adds to the depth of the picture.

    Would it be too boastful to say that my favourite is the 4th picture (the unedited one)? The reflection in the pond makes the picture for me, but it’s cropped out in your edits other than the black and white image.

    Of the edits, I like the watercolour pencil edit the best.

    2, July 2013 at 1:03 pm

    • Hi Carolyn,

      I liked the first one and the last one the best. I think the grey scale one might look really good as a print on the wall though. I did another edit and took more time with it later. I might use that for a future blog post!

      I would interested to know what the camera was and where it was taken. I don’t think you could have got that shot much better. I would have taken a few shots of that scene though. The definition is good, that’s why I ask about the camera!

      2, July 2013 at 2:57 pm

      • I did take several shots, but I sent you the one that I thought was best composed. Another shot was similarly composed, but someone was running an electric boat on the other end of the pond so the water was rippling and the reflection wasn’t visible.

        My camera? An iPhone 4S.

        2, July 2013 at 3:50 pm

    • I suspected it might be an Iphone. They have a good camera. The building looks more European, you could mistake it for Venice! Incidentally there are more images on a Zillion Ideas today. Some high definition one I took with my Nikon and edited! 🙂

      2, July 2013 at 4:12 pm

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