Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Is it Photography or Photoshop!!

Is it Photography or Photoshop??

I was sitting on a bench on Park City's main street and snapped a 'point n shoot' photo of the street scene below:


But in my 'mind' eye' I saw something more artistic. It was dusk and the little lights in the background tree had just come on. I waited until it was darker and the lights were brighter and cast a warm glow. I set my camera to the largest aperture my lens would allow, f/4, and adjusted other settings for low light. I positioned my camera as close to the flowers as possible and zoomed in. This created a soft dreamy look, blurring the background and rendering the tree lights as big round light globes called 'bokeh'. The above photo is the result. Photography may or may not involve using Photoshop to enhance a photo, but it is always about using the variables of lighting, composition and camera settings to create a photo!

9 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

and you nailed that composition. kudos

Robin Lamb said...

Karen, beautiful image! I don't think it has to do with what one uses to get to you goal. Did they ask the famous artists what kind of pencil they used.

Gayle venturesinphotos said...

Delightful. Sometimes I get the bokeh; sometimes I don't. Thanks for the tips.

Sandra said...

hard to believe the first photos is the same flowers as in the second shot.. a work of art done by camera plus the right photographer

Nancy J said...

Fairy lights and photo settings, together creating some magic.

Margaret Adamson said...

Photogaphy is a marvellous art form and often is achieved in the eye of the person behind the lens.

Sandra said...

When we are able to create something we see in our mind's eye without the aid of a editing software I find it so much more rewarding! Lovely soft dream look
of the flowers.

manali - himachal pradesh said...

First click is amazing, and for me its looks like a great photography.

Kalantikan said...

As always, even your spur of the moment shots are super lovely.