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Old Mar 18, 2014, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default Photo Converted To Art - What Do You Think?

The photo is of a pair of Snowy Egrets taking off and bumping into each other in Green Cay Wetlands. I used a program called "Paint It" to simulate an oil painting.

What do you think of the results?

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Old Mar 18, 2014, 2:24 PM   #2
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I like it actually
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For me, there is too much difference between the background looking like art and the birds looking realistic. I would art up the birds also.
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Looks like something you might want to frame and hang, Florida Art
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There are things I like about it and things I don't. I find the background is now too defined and distracting compared to the birds. Can you change the effect to make it look like smaller brush strokes? Not sure it would make a difference, but might be worth a try. Or I might make the background less defined somehow. Maybe more of a pastel? Or maybe a little softer? Not sure about it. I like the border and how you fade into it. And the birds are cool.

But take my thoughts as personal opinion. I've never been much into this type of thing and have only pulled it off reasonably well once. Others like it more and can use it effectively.
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[QUOTE=mtngal;1370342]There are things I like about it and things I don't. I find the background is now too defined and distracting compared to the birds. Can you change the effect to make it look like smaller brush strokes?


Here is a conversion with less defined brush strokes.

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I do like the update better
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I like this much better, the birds stand out more. I'd be interested in what others think, too.
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I did something similar recently, but am not entirely happy with it. It brought out the markings on the wood ducks, which I liked, but added too many other artifacts. Admittedly, it was not with a Pentax.



Here is what I consider a much more successful artistic use of a photo taken in heavy fog at the Disney Nature Conservancy site in central Florida. We used it as our holiday card cover in 2011.

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