When The Photographer Isn’t

We entered Glacier Bay early in the morning under heavy clouds. Add the motion of the ship and I was faced with several challenges that I wasn’t prepared for. A number of what I thought were interesting shots wound up looking pretty sad on the LCD screen. I kept shooting thinking that I might be able to make corrections in Lightroom but a good image proved to be elusive.

So I fell back on a technique I’ve used to make an uninteresting photo look a little more interesting by emulating an artistic painting look. I’ve posted some of these efforts in the past and have written about it in the following posts, linked here and here.

Other examples are here and here.

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Hanging glaciers caused by receding ice.
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A lone sailboat in the vastness.

In the two photos above I used the Oil Paint filter in Photoshop CS6, the BuzSim filter in Topaz Simplify 3, and Glamour Glow in NIK Color EFEX Pro 4.

2 thoughts on “When The Photographer Isn’t”

  1. Beautiful shots John, and I like the use of the filters you used… Inspiring, as there have been countless times I walkaway from the field very happy with my shots only to find that when on the ‘big screen’ they are less than expected. As you say, when the photographer isn’t, well find something that is 🙂 You have done this well!

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