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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Original or Altered?

One morning this past week John snapped the first scene below. Doesn't it sort of look like a painting?  We wondered how different it might look if we applied some digital artistry and found the results interesting.  To create the artistry we used Photoshop Elements. We still don't think our creations are as good as something done by a real artist, and of course, as with all art, everyone's taste may vary.  If we were advanced enough we would put a "poll" on here and let you vote on your favorite.  We are not there yet.

Thanks for stopping by John's Island.

Please also check out ....
Weekend Reflections
Skywatch Friday

The Original

Dry Brush

Film Grain

Paint Daubs
Poster Edge

Rough Pastels
Water colors


  1. i think i like the dry brush, although the poster edge really is a neat effect, too.

  2. Each version has its own merits,but I think the original is perfect.

  3. They are all awesome! I think the dry brush one is my favorite :)

  4. The slightly different take on all of them is terrific! I think my favorite is the Rough Pastels! We do live in a beautiful part of the world, don't we!! Enjoy your weekend!!

  5. Each version has is great. I like the original best.

  6. j aime mieux l original,tres joli.

  7. I like the original one best...but they are all interesting view of the same subject. This was one to compare.

  8. All of them are pretty to look at ; I guess it depends on the taste of the audience.

    I prefer the first one, though : nothing is pretty like natural, for me. :)

  9. Such a lovely scene, John! They all are quite beautiful, but I think I like the original most. Very interesting effects.

  10. What a beautiful place! The top two are my favorites.

  11. Welcome, John! I just read your comment over at my place, and I'll pop over and sign up for yours. Always nice to make the acquaintance of a fellow PNWer. :-)

  12. (hi john - came over to answer your question. no, i took those warblers with my nikon dslr. i do have a smart phone that i sometimes take sunset and sky shots with, but it is a samsung galaxy model - over a year old or more. don't do iphones.) :)