Filters can be a fun way to use images for a variety of projects.
These are all very mediocre shots I probably wouldn’t have used for anything in particular as shot, but re-purposed as illustrations, they look great.
I set out for Yosemite with my new Nikon D750. On the way I stopped in Bodie a historic ghost town: A must see historic site of an old gold mining town. If you’re planning to go, be sure to take the back-road. The turn-off is at Mono Lake. It’s a little rugged, dusty and desolate, but worth it. It’s best if you have an SUV, but in a pinch a rental car works just fine.
I used Photomatix Pro for the treatment of these photos.
When I want to have some fun and don’t want to fidget with a lot of settings, overlays and tweaks, Photomatix is definitely a great option. It’s best known for it’s HDR processes, but it has many pre-made and fully adjustable presets. You can also make and save your own presets for uniformity of image groups.
I was enjoying the warmth of the sun on a cool June evening as it entered my home from the patio. I imagined it as a view of all the possible views; ocean, land and sky. There are a few hidden elements that I did not include intentionally. Under the stool is an iconic image of a dragon, 2012 being the year of the dragon. Also, I did not notice the bright light emanating from the palm of my right hand until after I finished the project. I am a LightWorker and I use my right hand for the active, hands-on work. The sunset and cloud were an image I took, then overlaid on to the image of the ocean and cliffs in the distance. I used 6 images to make this composit.
Well, I was bored one day…so, I found a few bad pics of faces that I had taken, so I decided to distort them for entertainment before I deleted them. I can’t say I love them, but they are…unusual.
Don’t be disturbed by the vaguely evil look the baby is giving. It was never really a baby. Just a friend making a face that looks like a potentially scary baby.