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"Transition Time, Painterly"

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john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 15 September 2018 in Landscape & Rural.

"Another Version (Blame it on John)" There is a story behind this. Personally, I prefer more muted colors and subdued painterly effects. I realize that most people prefer more saturated colors and lots of detail. My earlier post of "Transition Time" was aimed more at the 2nd group. (My workflow was: merge 3 shots bracketed 2 stops apart in Aurora HDR; then take the resulting file into Studio, where A.I. Clear, Precision Contrast, Precision Detail, Adaptive Exposure, and a Just Right preset at a low opacity were applied. That's what you saw earlier. However, on Tuesday, I saw John Barclay's webinar, and he did some things that grabbed my attention. First, on some flowers, he used the Smudge Adjustment and a Blur Adjustment. I thought to myself; I want to try this out with some landscapes. So I took my earlier post and applied some Smudge, and then I added the Blur Adjustment and played with it. I have never even looked at the Fantasy effect in Blur, but as soon as I opened it, I said, "Wow!' It created this look that I really like. Then I applied a little Fall Color preset (low opacity), and my version of Try Again (Jack's Try Again, which I use a lot). To cap it off, I created a Digital Frame. One of the main things that I have had reinforced by John is that no one is ever to old to learn. By his own example, John is learning all of the time (There is a scene in "Zorba the Greek" where Zorba exclaims, "Life is trouble! To be alive is to undo your belt and look for trouble!!") John is alive!

NIKON D500 1/160 second F/9.0 ISO 200 39 mm (35mm equiv.)

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

beau bleu

15 Sep 2018 8:14am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous art! I love this.

15 Sep 2018 8:59pm