Hello, Landscape lovers.
I really don't have any business being here as I cannot paint or draw like many of the wonderful artists that post in this forum and elsewhere in WC. But Peter has shared some of his work with us in the Photography forum, where I spend the majority of my time as the moderator.
Sundiver, This challenge has spiked my interest. The reference photos you selected are all wonderful and could and will probably inspire some spectacular creations, like the ones already posted.
Your first creation is totally unique, intriguing and eye-catching. You probably know that I adore abstracts, so this appeals so much to me at that level. Well done, Peter. I know you put a lot of thought into your creations and I enjoy being surprised every time I see a newly finished product. The city scene is certainly something that I would hang on my walls.
I also enjoy you newest upload which has great color and contrast. I like how your manipulation enhanced the shadows from the photo. But the best part is the strength of the sun shining on the balloon and land. I feel the warmth coming off of my screen.
Tuscanny, You certainly captured the intimacy of the tiny cottage. It is like that image that remains in your mind when you first lay eyes on a sweet little dwelling like that. You definitely took time to work on all of the details making the composition look realistic and eye catching.
Artsymom, your paintings are bright, cheerful and uplifting (no pun intended). I bet you were happy when you were painting these because that is what I feel when I view your two paintings.
So, since your guidelines say that it is okay to use digital software to enhance the photos and it is something that I thoroughly enjoy, I decided to try my hand at one of the quality photos in the challenge. Photography being my first love, I sort of feel terrible altering any of the photos but I know that is the goal of this challenge, put our twist on things and then share with you all.
This was fun and thank you for allowing me to participate in this fun activity.
The birds are from the Detroit Zoo (Michigan), where I captured them in my camera on Tuesday.