The top photo, of a brick facade in downtown Paducah, Ky., is the original. The second one is with Photoshop’s anti-distortion feature applied (inexpertly). Not that either one of these photos is particularly good, but I’m not sure I prefer the “fixed” version, which I gather mimics the effect of a shift-tilt lens. Canon PowerShot S40.
Sometimes an unsharp photo can be turned into an interesting abstract with the help of a digital filter—in this case, a watercolor filter—tight cropping, and some color manipulation. The original photo is a small detail of the plumage of an unidentified bird at the Denver Zoo.
Taken at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Images cropped and colors over-saturated.
I finally redesigned my photography website and it’s now live. Readers of this blog will find some photos that I’ve posted here, but also lots of older ones. These images were taken with a wide range of cameras. Some of the oldest were digitized from negatives; others were taken with a digital SLR, with a variety of point-and-shoots, with my new 4/3 Olympus, and with my iPhone. I hope you enjoy the website! Feedback is heartily invited.
iPhone photograph, color saturated and filter applied.
iPhone photograph with filter applied.
Trying out a new point-and-shoot. Panasonic Lumix photograph, 310 mm (35 mm equivalent), handheld in moving car, tight crop, color-manipulated, watercolor filter applied.
iPhone photo, watercolor filter and blur effect applied.
iPhone photo, converted to grayscale.
It started with a reflection on a car hood. Yet another iPhone photo, color-manipulated and with a watercolor filter applied.