“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
― Mary Oliver
This will be my final post for 2016. My year ends much as it began, on the local trails, camera in hand. Today, I hiked about 6 km on snow packed trails, not meeting another hiker. The trek began bright but hazy and mild and ended two hours later, somewhat cooler with a fairly consistent snowfall, which inspired this final post.
It’s good to have some tools at your disposal. In this case, the ‘concept’ of an image capturing a December snow squall in the pine wood lot behind my house did not quite render my vision as a photo.
That’s where the ‘tools’ come in and running the image through the Topaz Impression plug-in yielded the desired results. It brought out the warm colours of the trees that I saw initially and enhances the nice blur of the heavy snow, a slightly washed-out effect, which is what I was after.
This has become a go-to for me if a photo does not convey the ‘feel’ I was after. My ‘impression’ of the scene. So, since I’m not a painter, I can be a photo-impressionist, and I like that. Wishing you a Happy 2017.
Hoping your new year is magical! 🙂
Thank you Tom, yours as well.
Thank you. Happy New Year!
This is beautiful!! Very, very beautiful!!
Thank you. I’m considering taking up painting in 2017 so I can create through another media. We’ll see how that goes:)
I have actually been using various editor painting formats such as GIMP and other apps for recreating photo images! I look forward to seeing your paintings!! I have done a few and will be posting them as well.. mostly abstract! This picture you posted today is ranked in the top of favorites!!
Only one photo was slightly edited using Gimp. I have not posted any of the images created using GIMP… but will be posting them soon!
Love the photo-impressionism. Merry New Year. Cheers
Happy New Year Michael 🎉
Wonderful. A HNY to you. Will enjoy whatever you bring us! ✨🎈🌟
Happy New Year
Wonderful photos. All the best for the New Year.
Thank you. Happy New Year to you also.
A really great painting. (Yes, I know it’s a processed photo.) Is it available as a print? Love it! And Happy New Year from the opposite of snowy woods!
Thank you. Yes it is. Let me know what size you are looking for and I can let you know pricing. Happy New Year.
I like the paintings, because they are always beautiful and their also interesting. Best wishes for 2017, and hoping that you continue to share with us your many beautiful images!
Thank you. Happy New Year