Painting Venice

Painting Venice

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I am not a painter so I will not even pretend that I actually painted this. It is, of course, manipulated in Photoshop to achieve the effect. It's not that the original photo was weak - I actually really like it and a black and white version is available if you hover over the red "+" symbol that is under the image title - but this was an image that had interesting enough colours in it to see if I could get a good oil paint effect. I also thought that it would give the water an interesting look. Interesting if not entirely accurate. It's very time consuming to achieve a true brushed look in Photoshop.

I also thought that since Venice has such a strong connection to the renaissance and, from what I understand, that it was the place where painting with oil and canvas was brought to Italy and the world respectively, that making the photo into a painting would be a little bit of a nod to history. Since Venice is a very damp city, painting with oil became an obvious choice and with all of the ship builders around getting ahold of excellent canvas was very easy. It was probably both cheaper and easier to find canvas than wooden panels on a seafaring island community.

The parts that I think came out well are the boats on the right, the colourful poles they are tied to, the ferry, the bridge and the pink building in the background. I don't think that the sky and the tourists worked out very well but are alright. Feel free to let me know if you think this is just a cheap effect or if you actually like it. While almost all of my photos get some work done to them, it's extremely rare that I'll take one this far.

Every once in a while, it's cool to change it up a little.

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Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 105 mm
35mm Focal Length: 158 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 140


Taken: 2009-05-29 09:39:42
Posted: 2011-01-31 | 13:34





Painting Venice

Painting Venice

I am not a painter so I will not even pretend that I actually painted this. It is, of course, manipulated in Photoshop to achieve the effect. It's not that the original photo was weak - I actually really like it and a black and white version is available if you hover over the red "+" symbol that is under the image title - but this was an image that had interesting enough colours in it to see if I could get a good oil paint effect. I also thought that it would give the water an interesting look. Interesting if not entirely accurate. It's very time consuming to achieve a true brushed look in Photoshop.

I also thought that since Venice has such a strong connection to the renaissance and, from what I understand, that it was the place where painting with oil and canvas was brought to Italy and the world respectively, that making the photo into a painting would be a little bit of a nod to history. Since Venice is a very damp city, painting with oil became an obvious choice and with all of the ship builders around getting ahold of excellent canvas was very easy. It was probably both cheaper and easier to find canvas than wooden panels on a seafaring island community.

The parts that I think came out well are the boats on the right, the colourful poles they are tied to, the ferry, the bridge and the pink building in the background. I don't think that the sky and the tourists worked out very well but are alright. Feel free to let me know if you think this is just a cheap effect or if you actually like it. While almost all of my photos get some work done to them, it's extremely rare that I'll take one this far.

Every once in a while, it's cool to change it up a little.

Show this photo on a map ✈

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Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 105 mm
35mm Focal Length: 158 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 140


Taken: 2009-05-29 09:39:42
Posted: 2011-01-31 | 13:34


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