“Photography” is derived from the Greek words photos (“light”) and graphein (“to draw or paint”).
Painting with Light
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams
The “painting” effect of this image was achieved by motion while the shutter was wide open in addition to over exposing the subject. The subject in this image is a bouquet of pink and yellow Alstroemeria (Lilies).
“Your thoughts, words and deeds are painting the world around you.” – Jewel Diamond Taylor
I’ve had a little mental lapse recently. Blogging hasn’t come as easy. I’m not sure if it is that I can’t decide on which images to post – I have been shooting quite a bit – or if it is the fact that the creative side of my brain has left for a sabbatical. Whatever the case, tonight I ran across this quote and remembered I recently took a lot of shots of some lilies. In my editing process I had changed some of the images to appear as watercolor paintings. The link between the image and quote is…painting.
As you have most likely noticed, the editing that I do to my images is minimal. I am a pretty traditional girl and tend to stick to the way things are when it comes to my photography style. Keeping it real, keeping it simple. Every now and again, though, I do force myself out of my box. What do you think? Do you like this style of editing? It doesn’t work for all images as this editing process removes detail and tends to blow things out a bit. I’ve seen digital paintings, I now need to research what constitutes digital paintings. Is it something as simple as this?
Lilly using a watercolor editing process in PS CS5
Original Image with only a color balance edit.
Same image, two very different editing styles. Which do you like best, for this image?