(X-Post in Landscape and Photography)
In the past I have not been a great fan of photographic images printed on canvas. However, recently I have been working on quite a few manipulated images that have been given a "painted" look. So I decided to get a box of inkjet canvas sheets and have a go at printing a couple of images. I was surprised at how well they came out! In fact this image received the first prize as an "open print" in our recent camera club competition, in spite of one of the judges being rather anti manipulated images.
This is an image of Berensluis Brug in Amsterdam (although it has been flipped horizontally to improve the composition). The original image was taken on a rather grey day, so the low "sunlight" has been added digitally. The original colours were shifted digitally in Photoshop - in reality the bluish buildings on the left of the image are actually reddish.
I first did one of my "watercolour" jobs in Photoshop, but was not quite happy with the result. I next did a "layer mask painting" job on the photo, but again was not completely happy. Finally I combined these two manipulated images with some judicious masking/blending to get something that I really liked.
Below is a copy of the digital image (rather than a photo of the canvas print - which actually looks better IMO.) This was printed on Harman-by-Hahnemuhle canvas with a printed image size of 440x300 (~ 17"x12").
regards - Peter