All forms of art are subjective. One of my favorite types of art are the impressionist paintings from the likes of Claude Monet, Camille Pissaro and John Constable. While this style of painting is not to everyone’s liking, one cannot dismiss the fact that the loose brush and knife strokes along with the color palettes drives our minds and imagination.
A photograph or an image can be interpreted in the same way. This past October, with my camera as my “brush” and nature as my “palette”, I set forth in nearby Mill Creek to search for my “canvass” and put my tools to work. The following images presented are all produced in camera. That is to say that no post processing was used to achieve the results you see other that the standard adjustments one uses in the digital darkroom. Reflections, camera movement, subject motion or a combination of all three produced these impressionistic images.
A combination of Lightroom and Photoshop was used for post processing with adjustments to Camera Profile, Clarity, Vibrancy, Contrast and Saturation. On occasion, Nik Color efex pro was used to give that little extra spark to the image. I hope you enjoy my version of the impressionist movement of the late 1800’s in these images.
Click on any image for a larger preview. Please visit the Abstract and Impressions gallery to view additional images from this series.
Until next time…