Giving New Life to Old Favorites

February 29, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

I am always growing and learning and as such I uncover new tools and techniques on a regular basis. recently I accidentally clicked on the wrong folder and opened up an album from an Autumn one or two years ago. I found some of my favorite pictures from that time of year and began seeing all the wonderful potential they held in light of the things I had learned since taking them. So with love I picked a few of my absolute favorites and decided to play around with them. It's amazing how much a photograph can come alive when you manipulate the light and tone and contrast of the image. A little paintbrush of detail hear and there and "voila" a simple landscape reveals the mystical world you had flattened onto a digital file. Suddenly it has come alive with a whole new depth and meaning. It went from a basic image to Art! What I love about these picture is that before they seemed very 2 dimensional but now they feel as if you could walk right into the picture and peek around the next tree or touch the glassy water and feel the cool liquid as your fingers submerge beneath the surface. I can feel the hazy Autumn sun glaring in my eyes and making my vision fuzzy and hear the rustling leaves as a soft cool breeze brushes my cheek. It's like a lovely dream sequence from a favorite movie. I could sit and stare at these for hours reminiscing of the time I spent in this beautiful wood.


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