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Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

There are many ways to interpret this week’s challenge so I’ll try and apply two different meanings in a single photo.  As someone who enjoys being with and photographing wildlife in their natural environments, I consider them incredible works of art in their own right.  That being said there are some pretty amazing photo processing tools that are available to us to interpret those animals in other art forms.  The photo below is a female cheetah that I’ve posted about before – we got to spend a lot of “quality time” with her during our africa trip in January.  After that trip I started to experiment with different capabilities of the processing tools within Photoshop and other programs.  Here is the cheetah photo that may look like a normal photo but if you look closely (click on the photo), you can see its been processed as an oil painting with the fur capturing the brush strokes – One form of art takes on the characteristics of another.

Pretty in Paint

Pretty in Paint

20 responses

  1. Beautiful!
    Hope all is well in your world with the wildfires.

    May 16, 2014 at 10:21 am

    • Jackie – thank you for your comment and for your concern. We live pretty close to downtown San Diego so the fires are not really close to us. I do keep checking my friends in those areas – some are very close to the evacuation zones. Again – thanks for thinking of us.

      May 16, 2014 at 2:19 pm

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    May 16, 2014 at 1:07 pm

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  4. Cheetahs are beautiful and you captured this one well. Scott.


    May 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    • Thanks Janet – It was nice of her to hang around long enough for us to “bond”

      May 16, 2014 at 8:56 pm

  5. Interesting interpretation..!!! Stunning photo and very adventurous… Do visit my blogs also and let me know how did you like them. Thanks.

    May 17, 2014 at 8:22 am

    • Suyash,
      Thanks! I enjoyed your photos of the Hindu wedding – it brings back memories of our visit to India.

      May 17, 2014 at 10:12 am

      • Glad that you enjoyed it 🙂

        May 18, 2014 at 12:01 pm

  6. Hi Scott, A beautiful photo. Was it taken at Tshukudu Game Lodge, Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province, by chance? We had a similar experience last October, 2013.

    May 17, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    • Woolly – Thanks! Actually this one was taken in the Northern Serengeti. I think most of the animals in these parks are getting very used to people.

      May 30, 2014 at 11:50 am

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  9. You’ve done a beautiful job with this in my opinion 🙂

    May 18, 2014 at 11:31 am

    • Thank you so much – The oil painting filter can really do some interesting things

      May 30, 2014 at 11:53 am

  10. Magnificent! Yes, I, too, appreciate the various tools available that help us create different versions of the same image. It takes practice and skill to achieve processing that enhances the photo, instead of being overdone or poorly done. Bravo!

    May 19, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    • Thanks Rene – I enjoy the aspect of joining the realistic with the artistic to hopefully produce and interesting mix. I appreciate your complement

      May 30, 2014 at 11:57 am

  11. Stunning.

    May 22, 2014 at 2:23 pm

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