Making an Impression - Artsy Impressionistic Experimental Photos Thread

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  1. SquarePeg

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    For this week's challenge, let's get out our imaginations and create some Impressionist art. There are a lot of different techniques to create Impressionist style photos. In camera options include ICM (intentional camera movement), double exposure, zooming, selective focus, long exposure and focusing or shooting through. Alternatively, you can use post processing filters and adjustments to achieve similar results.

    Here's a link with a very brief description of the in camera techniques: 5 Impressionist Photo Techniques

    Try to use both in camera and post processing techniques this week and include info about your technique or settings. Maybe post two different takes on the same photo. If you use post processing techniques, include the original file if you want to show before and after.

    Going to make an exception to the new photos only rule this week. Please take some new photos with this challenge in mind but for one or two posts only, if you want to use existing photos to re-edit and try some post processing techniques then do that but please note it's a re-edit of an older photo.


     
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    Not one of those samples given in that link speak to me as Impressionism . Interesting topic though.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing your take on it.
     
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    First time trying the double exposure feature on my Xt2. May not be jc’s idea of Impressionism ;) but it did get me to pick up my camera today and to learn something new.

    [​IMG]
     
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    OLD PHOTO as an example:

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    Boogie
    by Charlie Wrenn, on Flickr

    edit: I just looked at the link - one of those is something like the abstract florals by @mishele.
     
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    ISO 100, f7.1, .5 slow movement. Edited in ACR contrast, saturation, vibrance, black point, lens correction. In PS added Nik filter brilliance & warmth and a cross processing filter.

    [​IMG]Abstract motion by Cheryl, on Flickr
     
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    Love this!
     
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    All these are nice examples. The challenge is off to a great start!
     
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    I spent a couple hours shooting this little tree sculpture. trying to get the camera shake just right. Tried some zooming, then all kinds of blur and effects in post. Used an effect filter on the lens. hmmmm.

    Finally I decided I liked the way the shadow in my test shot looked.
    impression-1.jpg
     
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    SOOC with spectral star filter from the dollar bin
    impression-1-2.jpg


    After a little PS
    impression-1-3.jpg
     
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    1. Original
    Orchis Impression Original.jpg

    2. Edit, online photo edit
    Orchid Impression.jpg
     
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