Friday, May 20, 2011

Don't blame me 不要怪我 ...



When I started photography last year, 
I have this thinking already that too much processing 
is not acceptable
as one must get the right shots from the camera ...
so, I stick to the software provided by the 
camera vendor for transfer and simple processing ...

As I just ventured into both Lightroom and Photoshop
last week, 
I am beginning to appreciate 
the kinds of touch-up and "makeover" 
these advanced software can do, 
and don't mind to say that I am loving it ...

I am discovering another dimension of art and creation 
using these software that I think I will enjoy too ...

I am beginning to think that 
as long as it pleases 
the eyes of the audience, 
it does not matter what medium was used to 
create that art ..


Melacca China Town ...


Malacca Street Candid ...


21 comments:

Carolina Tavares said...

I liked the effect. Wonderful.

Faaein Talip Roy said...

i like it..

betul-betul macam lukisan.. =]

jeles saya..

Cloudia said...

one year only?!

already so good!



Aloha from Waikiki

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Randy said...

These are beautiful!

Arnaud said...

A bit strange the way the picture is turned to a drawing. A new direction to explore, just like when people are doing any kind of art. Searching, and searching again and again :-)

Nurr Kasih said...

Like. macam real painting.
terus explore..software kadang2 boleh membantu dalam photography..yang penting terus tingkatkan skill kan :)

Wind said...

Interesting processing.
I will try it too!
Thanks!
I wish you a great weekend!

p3chandan said...

Wow! That are really beautiful like a painting especially the first photo, very creative, wish I could learn it too! Its still a piece of art, whatever medium you are using!

veredit said...

The first one is my favourite!!! really wonderful!

wish you a nice and creative weekend,
isabella

Bob Bushell said...

They are precious works of art, hang on to them.

Halina said...

Incredible! Fantastic work!
Greetings Halina

ankur said...

Good ones...

Andrey Salikov said...

thanks. the morning was excellent

Traveling Hawk said...

Interesting effect. I would use this kind of software for experiments.

JejakTuah@yahoo.com said...

Sir... Nice One!!!... Teach me how to make my photo to be like yours?...

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

Wonderful images, Wong.
And I agree totally!
Have a great weekend.

Rui Pires said...

Very nice!

Fantastic elaboration!

Thanks Wong!

Rui Pires
OLHAR D'OURO

AB said...

I took a similar journey. When I started my camera phone photoblog, I had three rules, not the current two. The third was “no post-processing apart from cropping and rotating”. I felt the photos would be more immediate and I would not get stuck doodling around all day with the photo editor. However, I quickly found out there were a lot of other post-processing tricks that can be carried out easily and I dropped the third rule. And, in general, I found that taking some half-decent shot and worrying about polishing it later leads to more immediacy than trying to take the perfect shot while out with the camera.

And then I got myself an Android phone. I think the current crop of iPhones and Android phones do not have particularly good lenses and sensors, but they do have powerful processors in them and apps. Plain photos from these phones tend to be really lacklustre, but the apps on these phones can turn the images into to something really special. Flickr can give you an idea of what Vignette on Android and Hipstamatic on the iPhone can do.

Two Tigers said...

I think there is room for all ways of presenting a successful photograph. It's a joy to have the perfect shot right out of the camera, but there is also creativity in manipulating the images as you have done here to such good results! One needs to find the process that feels best and most true for each individual at that point in their career and development as an artist. It's all good!

UIFPW08 said...

Best shots.

Costea said...

Interesting effects applied to images.