snatcher

"oil painting effect"

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Being happily retired I always have some photographic project on the go. At the moment I am seeing if "oil painting effect" can add anything to some of my images. All images will not lend themselves kindly to this technique I am sure !!!!

Here are 2 images of Dunrobin Castle,the first the original and the second with "oil painting effect". What do you think ? Critique more than welcome :sun:

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John

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The main focus point - being the castle looks the same in both pics, but the scenery in the 2nd pic looks like a computer game, personally I'd need to see more examples before making a call on which is better

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I like the second one. Its more interesting and I feel I'm falling in to

it or it is moving.

I think that the focus moves from the castle to the plant in the second one

is your sig supposed to say God or is is it really od ?

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I like the second one. Its more interesting and I feel I'm falling in to

it or it is moving.

I think that the focus moves from the castle to the plant in the second one

is your sig supposed to say God or is is it really od ?

"Geordiepix Photography" - A Geordie is someone from Tyneside in the north east of England :sun:

John

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It's a nice effect but I think the colours are too bright and lines too hard. Looks like it should be on a biscuit tin lid. Perhaps a softer pic would suit better.

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Here is another one of my images I have just applied the "oil painting effect" to. Its a shot I took in Sydneys Chinese Gardens. I have purposely tweaked this one quite a bit to make it more oil painting than photo. Do you think this technique has its place in photography ? It may cost you a few $1000 for an oil painting but you can tweak a photo for nothing. Once it is behind a glass frame I bet it will fool a lot of folk :sun: It is just another usefull tool to have it your digital armoury I feel. On a personal note I try and get all the parameters correct on camera before I take the shot,the vast majority of my photos are virtually untouched in photoshop apart from my watermarks.

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John

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John. You've done exactly what I suggested But. Sorry it's not for me. It looks too artifical.

IMHO it does not enhance the amazing photos you create.

BTW. I've got a copy of the pic you sent me in our Hall. I'm just waiting on a 3 X 2 canvas print being delivered. Looking forward to your trip so I can buy you some thank you beers.

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the effect seems to me to be too much...can you scale down the amount of "effect" maybe

Jim...

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John. You've done exactly what I suggested But. Sorry it's not for me. It looks too artifical.

IMHO it does not enhance the amazing photos you create.

BTW. I've got a copy of the pic you sent me in our Hall. I'm just waiting on a 3 X 2 canvas print being delivered. Looking forward to your trip so I can buy you some thank you beers.

You will have to take a photo of the canvas print in situ when its sorted mate :sun: Also the beers sound like a plan :28:

Jim I have watered the picture down and tried to post it on here but got an error message - "You have exceeded your allotted disk space for attatchments" ???

Do you get a daily/weekly allowance for disk space ? Does anyone know ?

Cheers

John

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