This image was taken with ProHDR, but I didn’t think the app did a great job of blending the exposures. I didn’t want to trash the image, so I used PhotoViva to paint this myself with a few brushes. I have to say that I’m enjoying this app more and more. I find it easy to get immersed in the creative process when you have to make each brushstroke.
While the above image looks nice, I wanted to try something different, so I took the painting into Snapseed to see what would happen by working my magic. I added a little drama (#2), made a selective adjustment, added some warmth and ambience. It certainly adds more life to the image/painting…oh, lets just call it art. I like discovering new workflows and seeing the different outcomes.
The warm weather is bringing the tourists back . Pismo Beach was crawling with them.
I shot this from the pier with camera+. I added a tilt shift effect with Snapseed.
Which part of the image is your eye drawn to first? The jack n coke or the man on guitar?
Lets talk about the use of warm and cool colors today. They can be used to create depth in an image. Warm colors tend to come forward in an image and draw the viewers attention while cool colors tend to recede.
This image was taken at an open mic last night in a bar in Ashland that looked like a hangout for the older locals. My table was easily the youngest there. There were some people with a little bit of talent and some very “interesting” performances. The theme of the night was break up songs or poems. One young man got up and sang some screamy punk versions of a song that escapes me right now. Oh, and he did it while playing a miniature banjo that he called a ukelele. It was funny at first, but after the novelty of his style wore off I realized that it was pretty bad. We really only stuck around to hear my friend read some poems she wrote on the spot. They were actually really good and I’d share them here if I had a copy.
Shot with camera+, edited in Snapseed, then reduced noise in filterstorm, edited in Snapseed again.