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Discussion in 'Black and White' started by caimi, Dec 28, 2013.
PanGH3, Oly EM5, Oly EPL5, Pan G5
somebody obviously got some new PP software for christmas
often less is more..... as soon as you are looking at the effect and not the picture you have gone too far!!!
just my thoughts
New use of existing software. But thanks for your thoughts, Kevin. Look again. The effect is the image. Just my thoughts.
Nice images, all.
And nice effect.
My first reaction was to agree with Kevin, but on further reflection and a second, third and fourth look I like them as they are. The different textures highlight the subjects in very interesting ways. Cool.
Caimi -I must think about these for a while. Unfortunately I'm approaching this style from a decades old, deeply ingrained biases against anything Giclée.
Image 5 is a knockout!
If by "giclee" you mean tacky, I take that as a compliment. I have achieved my goal. The idea is to get the viewer to see a picture of an individual, not an individual. Whether an animal or a human is depicted, it is still a two dimensional object you're looking at, not a person. In fact the inclusion of animal portraits is intended to further this idea along as well. The deliberate use of heavy handed (and possibly tacky) post processing software gets the viewer to consider what he is looking at rather than accept someone else's pre-ordained notion of what the image should be or what he should be seeing. As I said, the effect is the image. Kevin, above said, "Often less is more." I say, "Most often, less is just less."
I've been a lot slow lately... I've got it now. #5 is still the knockout.