Yesterday i was at the childrens farm. I decided not to take my Canon Eos with me, since i wanted to relax a bit and focus on the voluntary work instead of only taking pictures. But as i made my round through the place, i noticed a few nice spots and so i got out the smartphone to have a bit of smartphun. When i came home i knew i wanted to give all these images a little extra, just for the fun of it. Seeing Bob Ross the other week sure did help in the exploration lol. My personal favorite is the sketchy image of willows with oak leaves in the front. I should actually practice painting, since these kind of landscapes are amazing to paint (i imagine lol). Below this image are a few more pictures i took and edited. All together i spend about 20 minutes photographing and for the rest of the time i enjoyed petting and feeding the animals and the childrens farm. Always nice to be there, it always cheers me up 🙂
When i was visiting my brother and his girlfriend, i came across a beautiful canvas of a painting by Gustav Klimt. I have no idea which painting it is, but i found it striking. Very interesting patterns and such a subtle embrace. I just had to take a few detail shots of it..
Ofcourse all copyright belong to Gustav Klimt
Found this digital painting while i was looking through the archive. It’s an edited image of the ‘Bergkerk’ (Mountain Church) in Deventer. But as we don’t know real mountains in the Netherlands, i’ve dubbed this the Church on the Hill 🙂
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The air is pregnant with a colorful vibe
Hibernating and emerging go side by side
The trees paint everything in bright colors
As they’re busy shedding their leavy skin
Meanwhile earth is filled with infinite veins
Invisible threads form a neural network
Leaves provide the power which it drains
On ground level many mushrooms thrive
Everything is recycled in the circle of life
Would like to thank Laura Macky for providing me with the idea for the Twirls on her website http://www.lauramacky.com
The famous Dutch painter Piet Mondriaan celebrated his 144th birthday. Well, he didn’t but the people in our city did. The villa where he used to live in his younger days is now a pretty cool museum and they’ve organized a lot of activities surrounding the birthday of the painter. He’s famous for using colored squares with certain angles, very interesting to see. And as a treat, they’ve painted the local church with a video projection. If you’re interested in the entire projection, check out this link
Warning: Vertical video syndrome! 🙂
And here are some shots to give you an impression how it looked!
This is a photo from Plitvice again, with lot’s of small waterfalls. Very cool to see and tried to make something out of it. The water actually has such a color, though i used two photos to create this shot. I’ll upload one of a still lake tomorrow, so you can see the color and clarity of the water 🙂
Hope you like this painting! Used Photomatix and Photoshop Elements to create this shot
Please continue reading to see a larger version of the final version!
And then to think that i started with the photo underneath at the beginning.. i really love to play with photo’s in this way. For me , i work through intuition, using Photoshop and seeing the possibilities of a given photo. To describe the process a bit, i thought that adding a little contrast to the photo would make the double rainbow more visible. But it turned out quite hard to get something good out of this picture. So when i tried a few things, the rainbows got more colorful (and more like a painting). That’s when i saw the possibility of using the photo as a template which i then copied using MS paint (love that program lol). Halfway through 🙂 After that, i copied the half, mirrored it and gave it a little bit extra (saturation, brightness, clarity and the likes). This all can be seen in the final result!
The original photo
Halfway through, having used Photoshop and MS Paint
The final result