I’ve been sitting on this image for weeks. I was inspired by Leah Eddy’s self portrait that she submitted for the Selfy giveaway. I immediately thought her flower looked like a sun, which made me want to try putting a flower in a landscape, and use it as a sun.
As you can see, it looked pretty silly at first. Its just a flower in the sky…it doesn’t look like a sun, or something thats emitting light.
I used Rays to make the flower look more like a light source, with rays coming from it. It still didn’t feel like it was part of the image. There is some disconnect, when it just looks like a photo on top of another photo.
I used Autopainter to create a painterly image (the first image) that makes the flower blend in better with the rest of the scene. I think it did came out pretty good, but I’m still not in love with it.
Today I couldn’t figure out how I wanted to edit this photo of wildflowers. I played with Snapseed to add saturation and contrast. I tried aquarella and autopainter. In the end, I couldn’t decide between the Snapseed edit above or the autopainter styles below.
Which do you prefer?
I shot this out in Morgan Hill, California a few weeks back. I seem to have a lot of photos to edit on my phone and my mac. I got around to this one a week or two ago and gave it the painterly effect with AutoPainter. I couldn’t tell you which effect I used because my memory is bad.
I picked up AutoPainter recently when it was available for free. Unfortunately, its not free anymore. Oops, I should have mentioned it at the time.
I have all these apps that turn photos into paintings. Maybe I should take up painting already.