Nature Images Turned into Art with Photo Manipulation Techniques
Nature photos using photo manipulation effects
Amazing photo art can be created from nature photos taken in your local surroundings and in this particular case original art was composed from photos taken in our very own backyard.
Many pictures that I have taken of our garden were already loaded into the computer so I decided to start with what was already there and easily accessed.
We have a new computer and I decided to start playing around with the Windows Live Photo Gallery to see what effects could be attained.
Please respect the copyrights on these photos!
Photos were cropped to just show interesting details of a portion of the original full photo.
The little guy above in the first photo was a lizard that was eyeing me from the side of our brick home.
I really like the effects achieved with this photo manipulation!
The photo directly above shows the inside of an Easter Lily flipped bottom to top and adjusted to get these vibrant colors.
When playing around with different color combinations, it is amazing just how different an image can become!
Details were adjusted to sharpen the image sometimes getting a totally different perspective.
The photo above started out as a wide open red rose with yellow interior.
The exposure setting let me adjust the photos for brightness, contrast, shadows and highlights.
Would you believe that the photo above shows a portion of the underside of a colorful deceased beetle that I found in our backyard one day?
It looks like an abstract painting of modern art! What does it look like to you?
Colors were adjusted for temperature, tint and saturation.
This hen and chicks plant shown above is normally a grayish color.
The official name of this succulent plant is ghost plant but we have always known it as the hen and chicks plant.
Adjusting the temperature, tint and saturation certainly changed the appearance of this photo.
Often I went back and forth between exposure and color to keep tweaking the photo for different effects.
The photo above is a portion of the beetle's top side. It was found wedged in between a brick and rock walkway and the hard shell was scratched and cracked. All of those details make for an interesting nature print when manipulated with colors and exposure settings.
Effective...don't you agree?
The colorful abstracted piece shown above is that same dead beetle's underside. It is a different portion of it than the green toned one shown earlier in this post.
The vibrant hued photo above reminds me of an umbrella repelling raindrops. In actuality it is a close up and altered state of a dianthus flower photo taken in our garden.
Photography Fine Art
What is actually determined to be photography fine art? Much of it is in the eye of the beholder.
Obviously there are some parameters which can be studied and learned but it still boils down to what is appreciated and wished to be possibly purchased or created by normal everyday people.
If you have a camera and computer start playing around with this medium to see what you can create.
You might be amazed!
What is pictured above is a portion of an aloe vera bloom on one of my plants.
Photo Art Prints
You can create your own photo art prints.
If you have a camera start taking pictures of everyday things no matter the subject matter and start having fun with the adjustments that can be made with the photo programs and capabilities that are built in to most computers.
The photo above was a parasol shaped mushroom that appeared between some of the rocks in our backyard one day.
Would you believe that the photo above is a close up picture of an azalea blossom in our backyard?
Believe it or not, it is true!
You can readily see what playing with colors and exposures as well as details can do to totally alter a normal picture.
What is the image above?
Nature photography can be grand and glorious scenery of mountains, streams, forests and such or close ups of naturally occurring smaller less obvious items which capture some people's interest such as the photo above.
What do you think this image above represents?
Part of Houston in which these nature pictures were taken.
Hope you had as much fun looking at these nature photos and art from our backyard as I had in creating this post. I will be looking forward to your comments.
© 2010 Peggy Woods