Recently I commented on Barry's blog something to the effect that I was not a great fan of the altered image, but I had really loved a few he had posted. Barry has published a book on these altered images and it is well worth a look at what he does and how well he does it. Most of you who visit my blog will know his blog well already.
Many years ago I learnt to work with Adobe Photoshop in a course at The Brisbane Institute of Art, a course for artists rather than technical experts. Truth is I was so amazed at all the filters one could use on photographs and artworks. A myriad of gorgeous images presented themselves and it was very easy to become addicted to image transformation. I haven't played with it very much though I have Paper Camera on my phone and am tempted to play every now and then.
These images are of some of my drawing a day sketches and though I haven't applied any filters to them, I have played with the dark and middle range levels and these images are what I arrived at .... an improvement on the originals. They make interesting photographs but there is not a great deal else I will do with them. Just needed to have a play!
I really should be doing something more important down here in the studio, and I will, but the playtime has been fun. Thanks for the idea Barry .... More important, now that I have re read this I realise that there is nothing really more important than our play time in the studio.