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Post by minniev » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:36 am

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Wondruffly artful minniev.............yes I meant to spell it that way cause that's how it made me feel.
Wondruffly is a wondruffle word. Thank you for this!
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Post by minniev » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:39 am

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That Dutch light is enchanting. Is it really that way? Or are the photos processed to look that way? Matt
A goodly part of it is the processing. Of course I’ve only spend 2 weeks in Hollands in my entire life so I can’t really vouch for it, but it seems to me she took the beautiful light she found,and she enhanced it to exaggerate it for effect. It’s clear she is not pursuing a course of realistic photography but some hybrid between art and photography. In the article where I first read of her, she explained that she is a traditional artist/painter and that she used software to paint her photographic images into the creations we see in her collection.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:46 am

minniev wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:39 am
Matt Quinn wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:24 am
That Dutch light is enchanting. Is it really that way? Or are the photos processed to look that way? Matt
A goodly part of it is the processing. Of course I’ve only spend 2 weeks in Hollands in my entire life so I can’t really vouch for it, but it seems to me she took the beautiful light she found,and she enhanced it to exaggerate it for effect. It’s clear she is not pursuing a course of realistic photography but some hybrid between art and photography. In the article where I first read of her, she explained that she is a traditional artist/painter and that she used software to paint her photographic images into the creations we see in her collection.
That helps and encourages. Thanks Minnie. Never been to Holland. Matt
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Post by PietFrancke » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:25 am

Matt Quinn wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:24 am
That Dutch light is enchanting. Is it really that way? Or are the photos processed to look that way? Matt
I think I read that her background is as an artist and got into digital art way back (probably 95 or so when the predecessor to Corel Painter was Fractal Painter). And I read something about her liking the old master's style. My money is that it is skillful post processing (though I am sure she uses good light when she has it).

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Post by minniev » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:59 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:46 am

That helps and encourages. Thanks Minnie. Never been to Holland. Matt
It was Mourig’s images that made me want to go. My husband is a timid foreign traveler so I had to compromise my desire for free rambling and we did one of those river cruises. I did get out into the countryside though, to find windmills and dikes and those gnarly trees. And light. And came back to keep puzzling on a process to attempt my own blend of photos and art.
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Post by Charles Haacker » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:49 pm

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Thanks Chuck for a very interesting critique. I love how you describe it, which is a zen-ish prose! I was happy about the sharp beady eye which is a rarity for me taking photos of birds in flight. In the original, he’s pretty sharp except for the fluttery wings. But it is a dingy and colorless original in front of a very scruffy lake bank.
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Post by minniev » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:56 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:49 pm
minniev wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:35 am
Thanks Chuck for a very interesting critique. I love how you describe it, which is a zen-ish prose! I was happy about the sharp beady eye which is a rarity for me taking photos of birds in flight. In the original, he’s pretty sharp except for the fluttery wings. But it is a dingy and colorless original in front of a very scruffy lake bank.
What it was does not matter. What it is matters. (Y)
You are starting to sound like Jim Hill.

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