The San Diego Convention Center as seen across Embarcadero Marina from Embarcadero Park North. An exercise in a painterly style using Topaz Simplify.
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Exploring Painterly Effects
Just after capturing the old UP locomotive at the park entrance we meandered over to the (Evans Lake) lakeside where I captured images of some ducks near and on shore, and an image of the Stewarts Boat House, at Fairmount Park, Riverside, California. Paddle boats are available for rent and the boat house, which incudes a kitchen can also be rented out for private functions. Fairmount Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, one of the primary landscape architects of Central Park in New York City.
The final image was produced from three hand-held exposures processed in Lightroom and HDR Efex Pro and finished in Photoshop CS5 with Alien Skin Snap Art 3 to achieve an oil on canvas effect.
deter you, always have a Contingency Plan.
Speaking of contingency plans, always keep an open mind and open eye for image capture opportunities beyond the obvious, the positioning of myself and the camera for this image is just a few yards past where I was positioned when I made the image for the previous post in this blog. It is important to be aware of your periphery, and significant what you can do with a wide angle field of view, and the angle of camera positioning.