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Post by Duck » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:16 am

Last weekend I actually went out with my camera for a day of FUN. Something I haven't done in quite a while. It actually felt really good to not be burdened with producing something for somebody. :D

One of the photo groups I belong to headed out to the beach where the Connecticut Trail Rides Association was running their horses on the beach. SomFor this event I actually dusted off my old Canon 40D and took it for a nostalgic spin. What a great time we had. The riders were more than accommodating, considering we showed up unannounced. The unwritten caveat was that we would share some of our images with them for their graciousness.

When I returned home I ended up editing a few images with a watercolor effect applied to them. As a thank you I formatted one image with their logo to use as their Facebook cover image. You can see it in use at the Official CTRA Facebook page.

I thought I'd post the original, the image with the watercolor effect applied and the final rendition.

Enjoy
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Watercolor Effect
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Post by davechinn » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:03 am

Cool !!! Looks outstanding on their FB page. Maybe you should think about going out more often. The results would only get better !!!
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Post by minniev » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:25 pm

Duck wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:16 am
Last weekend I actually went out with my camera for a day of FUN. Something I haven't done in quite a while. It actually felt really good to not be burdened with producing something for somebody. :D

One of the photo groups I belong to headed out to the beach where the Connecticut Trail Rides Association was running their horses on the beach. SomFor this event I actually dusted off my old Canon 40D and took it for a nostalgic spin. What a great time we had. The riders were more than accommodating, considering we showed up unannounced. The unwritten caveat was that we would share some of our images with them for their graciousness.

When I returned home I ended up editing a few images with a watercolor effect applied to them. As a thank you I formatted one image with their logo to use as their Facebook cover image. You can see it in use at the Official CTRA Facebook page.

I thought I'd post the original, the image with the watercolor effect applied and the final rendition.

Enjoy

Unitas_Photography-8992-1.jpg

Unitas_Photography-8992-2.jpg

Unitas_Photography-8992-3.jpg
I love the watercolor look, and it really suits the subject and their FB page.
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Post by St3v3M » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:55 pm

Snapshots to art, amazing! S-
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Post by Duck » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:37 am

St3v3M wrote:
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Snapshots to art, amazing! S-
Bite your tongue, Steve. Don't you know the term snapshot is a no-no around serious photographers? :rofl:
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:39 am

Duck wrote:
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Bite your tongue, Steve. Don't you know the term snapshot is a no-no around serious photographers? :rofl:
I was talking with someone once and asked if it would be okay to shoot their kid. Their blank look said it all... LAF
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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:37 am

Duck, I keep telling myself I have to learn PS. Gotta learn PS. Gotta learn... I never learn. Matt
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Post by Duck » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:41 am

Some more PS play. This time some further experimentation with artistic filters and textured overlays.

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Post by minniev » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:47 pm

Duck wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:41 am
Some more PS play. This time some further experimentation with artistic filters and textured overlays.


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Did you do the blur in camera or with a motion blur filter in PS?

Interesting look. I've not done much with the blur filters lately. I have a swamp series where I used blur filters but I haven't revisited the technique lately. I never got good at it, I just had happy surprises sometimes.

Of course you know I'm a sucker for texured overlays, though I tend to choose less colorful ones. Since you have "real" art experience you'll probably figure those out better than I do.
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Post by Duck » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:40 pm

minniev wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:47 pm
Did you do the blur in camera or with a motion blur filter in PS?

Interesting look. I've not done much with the blur filters lately. I have a swamp series where I used blur filters but I haven't revisited the technique lately. I never got good at it, I just had happy surprises sometimes.

Of course you know I'm a sucker for texured overlays, though I tend to choose less colorful ones. Since you have "real" art experience you'll probably figure those out better than I do.
Thanks for the interest. I actually followed a tutorial from Phlearn where he used a couple of the filters from the filter gallery in PS to get sort of a painterly effect. I added the blur because the subject called for it. I used motion blur and masked it in where appropriate (behind the subject) to give it a sense of motion. The whole thing was relatively simple.
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