I wish I could say that I’m bored. That would be a great excuse. But, I’m not.
I am, however, trying to decide if I should license this painting software when its term expires.
Before I write much further, I agree with someone who replied and said she preferred the sharpness of photographs. I agree. Sometimes. But, my best work isn’t always sharp. For a long time, I made a living photographing stuff a low shutter speeds and small apertures just so the images would have a dream, painterly feel to it. Please see the original picture at the bottom for an example of that.
Besides, I think hyper-sharpness is a digital construct. We talk mega pixels, we talk sensors, we talk about lens qualities. That’s all great. Or, just stuff as the late Ernst Haas would say. What is important to me is the intent. The feel. The look.
Does this software help me to get there?
Or, can I do it on my own without the aid of painting manipulation software?
What do y’all think about these three pictures?
I’ll tell you something. If I could paint in real life I would.
Oh yeah. Algiers Point, down the neighborhood around The Crescent City Connection. In the pouring rain. At dusk.