Friday, June 29, 2012

Nature Discovery


I spent some time out in nature this afternoon, and this is what I discovered. Here is a lily happily suntanning in a lovely pond in my hometown of Pleasantville. This photo is my contribution to Pixel Dust Photo Art at http://www.pixeldustphotoart.com/, where today's topic is a painterly effect. First, I took this picture straight out of my camera. Then I cropped it, sharpened it, and posterized it to achieve a painterly effect. Dreamy.



Also, out in nature, here is a young man walking his dog. This photo is my contribution to Friday My Town Shoot Out! at http://mytownshootout.blogspot.com/, where today's topic is a picture that tells a story. I also took this picture straight out of my camera. Then I cropped it and gave it a cinematic effect and panoramic view. Doesn't it look like a happy ending to a movie? Have a great weekend and happy trails!

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca. It was a fun prompt :)

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  2. Your lily and lily pads do look like they have been painted!! And I love shots of people walking down paths. So nice. Thank you for sharing with Photo Art Friday, Loredana.

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie. I really enjoyed the painterly topic :)

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  3. Very nice Loredana. I just did a lily painting last month. Your shot is great. Love the boy with his dog.
    QMM

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    1. Thanks, Peggy. Oh, you should post your paintings and share :)

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  4. I always love a happy ending - great shot!

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  5. Nice. I think it should read happy 'tails', lol.

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    1. Thanks, Barb! Your comment made me smile :) It could be the title of the movie! "Happy Tails"

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  6. Nice shot, make me feel like joining them for that walk.

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    1. Thanks, Jama. I did join in, lovely walk :)

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  7. Nice shot....and the first one really have the painterly effect, beautiful....

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  8. Ciao Loredana!Ti auguro un bel fine settimana estivo!le tue foto mi piacciono per i verdi luccicanti dell'estate !la seconda potrebbe essere la fine di una storia... che io mi auguro felice!Un abbraccio!

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    1. Grazie, Rita. Si' i verdi luccicanti estivi rallegrano :) Vado sempre in cerca di luoghi tranquilli :)

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  9. Anch'io passo molto tempo in mezzo alla natura, è più piacevole che essere in città.
    Belle foto! Complimenti, ciao e buon weekend! Cri : )

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    1. Grazie, Cri. Vero anche se mi piace NYC, pero' la natura e' piu' serena :)

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  10. Posterized effect look very good. Lovely photo prosessing :)

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  11. What a lovely find on your walk! Very nice edit with this also!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne. A nice find indeed :)

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  12. I love the Posterized Lily pads and the Cinematic View of the boy walking his dog is really nice.

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  13. What a lovely little painting.

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  14. Beautiful photo. I can tell a story with this one. Thanks for the visit.

    Kim,USA

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  15. I like the story of the man walkng his dog, particularly because of the mysterious figure in the background.

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    1. Ah yes, perhaps a secret rendezvous in the woods? :) Thanks for the visit, Mark :)

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  16. Condivido, sembra davvero la fine di un film, brava! felice serata a te...ciao

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    1. Grazie, Giancarlo, buona serata anche a te' :)

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