Collection of the more artful pictures
September Rough Housing
Two horses engage in some playful rough housing on the Fort to Fort Trail in Langley, BC. This is a composite piece processed with Adobe Photoshop and Topaz Impression. The two horses on the hill are taken from an early painting of my sister's.
Forgotten Childhood II
I photographed this swing on a tree in the middle of a field then turned it into a piece of digital art. The swing had not been used in a long time suggesting lost or forgotten childhood. In this version the upper tree is more defined.
Autumn Door with Eagle
Yet another attempt to use the ivy covered wall that was one of the first photo's I took. The ivy doesn't exist anymore. Someone told the building's owner that it wasn't good for the wall. Now the building sits in New Westminster devoid of any character.
This stairway at Stanley Park offered a great photo in which to drop a photo I took of a lunar eclipse. Preprocessed and then run through Painter 10 for the final look.
Sea Anemone and Starfish
Some photos don't quite make the grade after processing but may still be salvaged by running them through the various painting programs such as Painter or Topaz Impression. Here is one that I ran through several versions of both programs, making adjustments along the way. If nothing else, these are learning experiments that sometimes surprise me.
A Bruegel Christmas
I borrowed some of the characters from, "The Numbering at Bethlehem," a painting of the Flemish Renaissance painter, Pieter Bruegel and added them to one of my photos. Then ran it all through various cycles of Corel Painter 2015 to to get the above effect. FYI: the birds are based on Bruegel's work, too.