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Sunset and Clouds

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Sunset and Clouds
Another beautiful SW Florida sunset. F6.3, iso 320, 47mm.
© Mary Iacofano
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Jessica Jenney
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    Lovely pastel colors and effects, Mary!


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9/8/2006 10:17:36 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Very beautiful, Mary. How did you achieve the effect? It almost has the look of a flash reflection on a painting. Lovely colors.


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9/8/2006 10:38:37 AM

 
Mary Iacofano
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Hello, Dale, Thank you for the lovely critique. I first added a stained-glass effect in Digital Suites 10, and played with the settings a bit. Then I opened the changed image in Photoshop and added the Paint Daubs Filter. Then I played with the settings again. Nothing fancy, just filters and adjustments.


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9/8/2006 11:28:16 AM

 
Matt Achhammer  

Where do we draw the line between photograph and digital image? I beleive this is not a photograph, more of a digital image, for once you alter it more than you would a traditional photograph in a darkroom, it becomes a very different product.


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9/14/2006 10:10:16 AM

 
Mary Iacofano
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Hello Matt,

Yes, I agree with you.

This is how I look at digital photographic art, It begins with a photograph then transformed into a piece of art thru digital imaging. I call it art. Of course it all starts out with traditional photography knowledge and skill.

Mary


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9/14/2006 10:31:33 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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The bottom line is, there is no question we are dealing with a very talented artist. I have to admit that the photography is the minor player here, but never the less, there is no doubt of the artistic vision.

Dale


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9/14/2006 1:44:08 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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"AMEN" Mary & Dale! This is an artpiece which was beautifully created from a photograph. Changing our OWN pics from the original 'photograph' to an artpiece is a 'freeing & creative release' of thoughts and emotions. I enjoy 'creating an image' more than just 'snapping an image'. Not to say the pure reality of a photo isn't satisfying and beautiful...re-creating just takes it a step further. FABULOUS CREATION, Mary!


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9/14/2006 2:19:56 PM

 
Robert Brosnan
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It becomes "art" when someone cannot tell it's a photograph. To the non photographic person this is not a photo. It is very beautiful as an art piece and I hope you continue to enjoy the medium. The world needs more things of beauty.


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9/14/2006 6:11:51 PM

 
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