Brian Magor, APSA, MPSA  

After Monet by Brian Magor, APSA, MPSA

September 2020 - After Monet

About the Image(s)

Some time ago, I took the original of this flower in a pond. For the moment I cannot find the the original. In Topaz impressions - I used the Monet impression to get this version. Does it work. The judge at our club meeting was not impressed. If I find the original, I will add it later!
Taken f5.6, ISO 200, Olympus E-M1 at 60mm (=120)

5 comments posted

Giuseppe Ciaccio   Giuseppe Ciaccio
I see The impressionistic influence. You can see the palette strokes, perhaps what the judge didn't like was the heavy strokes vs. Manet lighter ones?
  Posted: 09/10/2020 14:51:51

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Very cool image. I really appreciate impressionistic artwork. Monet had an exhibit in New York a few years ago. Incredible!

I really like this image, but agree with Giuseppe that the strokes may be a bit large.   Posted: 09/14/2020 13:00:03

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
I'm torn between seeing the heavy brush strokes, and using one of the other painterly effects which would be a bit lighter. I commend you on trying something different, but, I feel this effect is a bit too heavy. If you can find the original, try this.....just be sure both images are the same size first. Then move the original onto your screen, open the creative one and move it up onto the original...then with the erase tool erase only the flower, stem and leaves....last step is to merge the 2 images together with the "flatten image" step under layers....   Posted: 09/14/2020 13:42:49

Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Agree with all. I do like the Photo but not sure about the heavy strokes. Just took a zoom by Lisa Langell on this and am practicing the technique.   Posted: 09/14/2020 14:14:28

Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
I also have experimented with some of the Topaz filters. I do like the impressionist ones best but have been using cautiously at low level. I like that you took bold strokes.
The green leaves are overpowerering the flower in size. If you duplicate the flower and morph it into a slightly differnt shape and add it to image it may overpower the size of the green. that would be hard to do so maybe try with a different flower and a similar treatment.   Posted: 09/20/2020 20:22:48


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