David climbing into Ironton

David climbing into Ironton

A special effects image from doodling on my phone when I had some time to pass, a double exposure of two older images:  David climbing a hill on a hiking trip on top of an image of an alley in Ironton, Ohio.  Then converted to a digital painting.

 

 

Claylick-Buffalo School at Greenbo

Claylick-Buffalo School at Greenbo

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
Greenup County, Kentucky

Here is a photo of the old schoolhouse at Greenbo during the recent snow.  I converted it to digital art with the app Prisma then to black and white with Snapseed.  Originally, the location was down by the lake in a low wet spot when I was a child.  I remember the year they moved the building, I thought that sounded impossible to carry it over the hill.

Here is a history of the park from the Kentucky Parks website.

 

 

Truckers lounge (digital painting)

Truckers lounge (digital painting)

Here is another photo from yet another road trip with Dennis and Mike.  While you were away, I had great fun looking through the past 13 or 14 years of photographs and seeing if any could be reclaimed for digital paintings.  I\’m thinking that the future holds a lot of unknown processes and maybe we should just never delete photographs, even when blurry or not tack sharp.

 

 

Old Olds (digital painting)

Old Olds (digital painting)

A digital painting from an image I took on a photography road trip with Dennis and Mike a few years ago.  I remember saving this blurred photo but had no idea how to use it but the digital painting app seemed like it might be useful here.  Our trip was just a day long but most productive and great fun, a day in which you look back and treasure for the rest of your life.

 

Farmhouse (digital painting)

Farmhouse (digital painting)
While you were away, I continued to be fascinated by the digital painting app.  It brings the image to the point of non-photography and I mentioned to a friend that there is really no place to share these images.  Both photographers and painters often see them as some sort of cheating.  I have had a lot of fun with it though, so I\’ll share them here.  Here is a photo from some time ago, taken out in my county.

Kids on a bike, Charleston WV

Kids on a bike, Charleston WV

When I found the app Prisma, I immediately thought of this photograph.  Mike Adkins and I were wandering the streets of Charleston WV a few years ago when I captured this scene of two kids sharing a bike.  You can see the original post right here, it was way back in 2008 and the kids are not tack sharp- you only get one shot at this type of photo you know.  Whether or not you like faux painting apps, I think we can agree that interesting shots that are ruined or not optimal by motion (or other) blur just might be useful in the future with apps or processes we have not thought up yet.  When culling images, I\’m now using different eyes before I hit the delete button.