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Monday, 13 August 2012

Is it Art?

One can achieve the most amazing things with photo editing programs, take an ordinary photo and turn it into an oil painting that looks as if it has been painted by a master. But is it art? Well I guess not, but it still gives me a lot of pleasure to do it, the only limit is your imagination.

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Sunrise at Sondela.

Same sunrise scene, manipulated.

While I was walking along that morning a car came past leaving a plume of dust behind, I photographed the suns rays shining through the dust.

Once again same photo as above. Might not be art with a capital "A" but each one is unique as only I have those specific photos.

Above a picture of a maroela tree, the sweet luscious fruit of these trees are much sought after by man and animal alike. The fruit can be used for jams, is fermented into an alcoholic drink called "mampoer", (kicks like a mule) and also a delicious cream liqueur.

The same maroela tree after manipulation.


Gorges Smythe said...

Take it from someone who can mess up a picture of a brick, photography itself is an art. Photo-editing makes it doubly so.

Mark Kautz/Shoreman said...

Hi Phillip. I've done a lot of craft shows in my life and I can tell you that those pictures would sell in any show as art. If they have shows like that in SA, you should try at least one.


Pumice said...

By the modern definition of "art" what you do isn't. Take that as a compliment because in the enduring sense of the word, it is.

Grace and peace.