Terry Clark  

The Troika by Terry Clark

September 2020 - The Troika

September 2020 - Terry Clark


About the Image(s)

The original was from a horse sale in an Amish area of eastern Iowa. I have smudged the young men’s faces since the Amish feel photos of individuals diminish the community.
Original was processed through DAP watercolor filter and then again with different settings. These were layered over the original with adjustments of blending and spot erasures. Then overall adjustments with Curves, HSL and Selective Colour.

7 comments posted

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
(Groups 35 & 57)
Very nice!   Posted: 09/09/2020 13:39:35

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
Very, very nice indeed. This looks like a hand-painted watercolor image. You don't have to see all the details (including the faces of the young men) in order to understand and feel the image's impact. The white vignette gives the image a light and airy mood and enhances the scene. Wonderfully done.   Posted: 09/11/2020 10:34:19
Terry Clark   Terry Clark
I always think this looks like an old horse drawn fire brigade with the red wagon and the guys with long coats and big hats.
I find that when photographing horses they will often look right at you, which adds a personal connection.   Posted: 09/14/2020 11:43:33

Gerhard Geldenhuys   Gerhard Geldenhuys
Very unique and unusual and certainly gives the viewer a different perspective of how effective and at a distance this artwork can be. Less detail but the overall impact is great. Well done.   Posted: 09/13/2020 01:01:15

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
It certainly did come to resemble a true watercolor painting, right down to the white paper background. Despite the slight abstract effects, it's easy to discern the subjects as Amish without any need to identify their faces. I like the title, too.   Posted: 09/18/2020 11:27:39

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
I think you achieved what your goal was! Definitely a watercolor feel and look including the white border area.   Posted: 09/18/2020 12:15:09

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
I enjoy the ink and watercolor effect. The watercolor effect is very realistic and so attractive to my eye. You have done a great job with creating the ink lines. You may even want to decrease the watercolor and let more of the ink lines and paper show. I have a friend who does ink and watercolor and he just brushes in a bit of color to add to the image.Your rendition of the photography adds such an improved art quality to the image. Excellent work.   Posted: 09/23/2020 23:52:21


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