Images & Observations

Artist’s Statement

One thing I have learned in my maturity is that life is a journey with opportunities to learn, experience and appreciate all along the way. Sharing the images I capture is a way of sharing parts of my own journey as I develop my technical skills and my own visualization capabilities.

There are some who claim to be photographic “purists”, who maintain that any manipulation post initial exposure in the camera is not genuine photographic art. They may also believe that any final image that is not “photo realistic” is not “photography”. I disagree with these opinions in the strongest sense possible.

An image, any image, whether a painting, photograph, or three dimensional object in life is purely a manifestation of reflected light captured by the lens and retina of the human eye and then “rendered” in the mind. Since the characteristics of all human eyes and minds are unique, there is no, one correct or perfect manifestation of any image. What may be perceived as pleasing, interesting, accurate, imaginative, provoking or transcendent to one individual may be the complete opposite to another individual. All images have validity and an appropriate place on an individual’s scale of perceptions.

I am a practitioner and student of High Dynamic Range Image (HDR) photography. The HDR school is dismissed by some segment of the photographically inclined population as being too manipulative and dishonest to photo realism. I don’t believe this, I believe HDR images are just another, legitimate way of expressing the photographer’s visualization

My goal in my photography is to share my image visualizations with anyone who is interested, developing my skills and expanding my experiential portfolio along the way.

~Wayne Frost

7 responses

  1. Hi Wayne,

    I just came across your fabulous photo of the Seventh Street Theatre, and would like your permission to use it on our website. I would include your name with it.

    Great work!

    Paul Larson

    April 9, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    • Thanks for asking, Paul. I will contact you via email.

      April 9, 2011 at 11:53 PM

  2. Your succinct definition of art is both accurate and refreshing. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    August 9, 2011 at 7:24 AM

    • Thanks so much for the comment, Michael and thanks for dropping by the blog.

      August 10, 2011 at 5:05 PM

  3. Tina

    Hello Wayne,

    I stumbled to your site while searching for some inspiration for a project that I am working on. I am a graphic designer, not a photographer, but I enjoy applying effects to otherwise bland photographs. I would be interested to know what types of filters and third party software you use in conjunction with Photoshop to create these great images!

    July 10, 2012 at 5:13 AM

    • Thanks for stopping by, Tina. Everything starts out in Lightroom, then in Photoshop, Nik Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro come in to play sometimes, as does Topaz Simplify, Alien Skin’s Snap Art, OnOne Perfect Photo Suite; HDR processing is sometimes done with Nik’s HDR Efex Pro, sometimes with the Photoshop HDR process. You can find a hint of what I used called out in the captions of all of my images here.

      July 10, 2012 at 10:03 AM

  4. Tina Lyn

    Thanks so much Wayne!

    July 14, 2012 at 6:07 PM

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