Photo Tips:: Amaryllis Cezanne II
This photo’s filter evoke’s the French painter Paul Cezanne who is thought to have been the bridge between Impressionism and Cubism. The filter makes the each element seem more fluid. the individual ‘brush’ strokes seem to add up to more than the whole. I get the feel that if I printed this on canvas, the casual observer would be easily fooled. I like the result, but I am concerned that I am no longer looking at a photograph. Is this color-by-painting on steroids? It still looks good, but the purist in me has doubts.
Photo Tips: Amaryllys Pastel
This filter creates a pastel look. It doesn’t have the fluidity of the faux Cezanne. The loss of the brush strokes makes photo look more real. Its elements appear more discrete, as if it was captured by a camera.
Photo Tips: Amaryllis basic ‘unfiltered’
This photo was not treated with the Impressions 2 filter. It looks too ‘real’, too flat. The filter brought out more colors and tones. I am tempted to go back and make the colors in this photo pop, but I won’t.
Photo Tips: Amaryllyis Oil Slick III
The ‘Oil Slick III’ filter really brings out blue tones that had not appeared to me when I started playing around with the Impression 2 filter on this amaryllis study. I liked the effect so much it drove me to do this comparison blog. It had more of an impressionist effect than the Cezanne-style filter. I really like the blue treatment of the wood chips. What do you think?