I have to admit while I am huge fan of digital/photo art when done by others; it's just not something I do very often. I'm a little too skittery and simply don't have the patience to sit in front of the screen for the time period so often required to make those beautiful creations.
Dare I even admit that I rarely open Photoshop? I think that's supposed to be sacrilegious for a photographer or something. I love Adobe Lightroom 4, and have been a fan since way back in Lightroom beta testing days. The naysayers in the crowd will go on endlessly about the need for Photoshop, and filters, and layers and plug ins and textures and lions and tigers and bears OH my! .... all absolutely necessary for producing any artistic looking rendering of a photo. Or a well done photographic image even. Not exactly so say I.
This morning I was perusing my friend Judi's blog The Coal Miner and Me, this gal has mad Photoshop skills and turns out some incredible pieces of digital art. She does indeed inspire me!
Next thing you know, my friend Ken, who pens Waterdog Journal turned me on to a northern Illinois photographer friend of his who had done some gorgeous transformations on autumn images.
Oh dear.. I could feel a goofy artsy fartsy moment coming.....
So, since I've been a little obsessed with fall colors and photographing them of late - I decided to see if I could render some artistic looking images JUST USING LIGHTROOM. You heard me.. no Photoshop.
I'll leave it up to you the readers to decide if I did good, bad, or downright ugly... All I can say is it gave me a much need mental break this morning ditzing around with things, For me, producing art is therapy.
And I doubt anyone will argue with my need for therapy...........
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