I only would suggest canvas background to the “old Hollander” photo-painting: The Backery, The Shoesmaker, The Herbalist. Even if the background would be generated by Photoshop, however the real background would be better. You can get good real hight-res backgrounds, which meet the format resolution of your 5D Mk-II, from:
Canvas 5,500×4,000 (6 high quality canvases of 55Mb total) http://www.fuzzimo.com/free-hi-res-canvas-textures-seamless/
Old rough paper 3,500×4,800 (5 high quality papers of 33Mb total)
All these is in public domain, free for download.
Also, a lack of your “old Hollander” pictures is the high color noise and the loose of information (which is most manifested in the left upper corner of The Herbalist). I think that more careful processing of the RAWs, and editing in the 16bit Photoshop mode (then converting back to the 8bit mode) will give better result.
First experience is not always the best but gives right direction to the future.
Thank you for your comment and your visit. Hope you’re doing fine?
you are right with losing quality at some places…I must say that the light wasn’t the best at that time altough it was somehow perfect for the scenery.
I had to go up with the iso to be fast enough with the shutter to get a more or less sharp picture. and I had to do it fast as the scenery was changing all the time and a lot of people where walking in and out the rooms. it was almost street photography so I guess that’s why the results are somewhat soso…quality wise.
anyway, I do appreceate your comment !!
I am taking about two new nicest arts, the “farmhouse” and the “tower”. At first glance, I was sure that Author moved to paint art, while his camera remained abandoned at his home… Then, when watching these arts with full-screen magnification, I found some “artefacts” which could not be therein if being brush-produced. I then immediately opened the file EXIF (accessed in full screen as the file properties). I was amazed when found that these are naturally photos, while the “brush-effect” was reached due to a specific post-processing (produced with PhotoShop CS).
Bravo! This is a truly target of art photography: the use of a photocamera instead of an artist’s brush and oil colours. What the perfect step in the biography of the truly artist. The very promising way for the future. My congratulations!
I aplogize for a two week delay with the reply. I’ve found you erased all the information about your camera and lens from The Prelude, your newest work. Only Photoshop CS3 is still manifested in the image EXIF. Despite all these… the EXIF still contains the columns (now — empty) about the camera and the conditions of framing (exposure, etc.).
The “artifacts”. Yes, they were manifested in the one of your prefious work. This is minor chromatism which is specific, to be appeared in the corners of the frame, to almost any superzoom lens such as you have in the use — EF 24-105/4.0. If developing the output image with a graphics editor, the chromatism may disappear or be increased (depending on unknown-to-me conditions). Such “colour blur” may appear only due to lens, and cannot be present in a brush painting (if this is a scan of it). Of course, if a brush paining was framed by a photo-camera, the chromatism may appear as a result of the lens. However those people who frame paint art (in the museums for instance), use high-end fixed focus (prime) lenses of Zeiss or other similar manufacturers which is free of any chromatic aberration.
Frankly speaking, do forgive all the “Pinkerton tales”. The “artifacts” may be present or not. Even if present, one may find them under a microscope (or if trying to find the method how the picture was produced as in my case). The “artifacts” do not damage the art. Be sure. I apologize that I disfocused you from your fine art onto the technical detail. Do not take in mind, please. Do continue your art creation.
Hi, thank you for your visit. Sorry for deactivating that account as I have stopped my activity on most sites.
I don’t have any creativity left. The last couple of months I’m concentrating on getting a job and I didn’t get out to take photographs.
thank you again for taking the effort to visit and ask. have a nice day
I’ve understood. Life has become harder… I wish you all my best: if concentrating hard enough on any target, you will get success.
With these, I disagree with your old opinion to produce a smallest number of print copies of your photo arts (you told this somewhere in an interview). Remember. You also told that you like to produce photo arts as the old Hollanders produced their painings. They, the old Hollanders, were however followed with the motto “art goes to each home”. So, all the beauty of the old Holland painting we have a pleassure to observe at museums is merely a small trace of their “mass production” they staffed homes of the “middle class” of the Netherlands during the 15-18th centuries. Now, photo prints are very easy to produce, in contrast to paint. Thus, if agreeing to give an oppotunity to the photo galleries to print your photo arts, you could be in the same “stream” and the old Hollanders, and also have to improve your current living so that then spending all you time for photography — your truly mission in this world.
I am niot a businessman or gally owner, but merely a theoretical physicist and photo amateur. I mere give an idea which visited me in the moment.
Met mij gaat het goed. Ik ben de laatste tijd steeds meer met fotografie bezig
en heb een aparte kolom onder mijn favorieten, waar ik de grote fotoshops en andere fotosites in heb staan en daar plaats ik nu jouw ‘mooie’ site ook bij.
Sinds mij Systemate tijd is er heel wat veranderd. Ik wist niet wat ik van de toekomst moest verwachten maar ging, zoals ik je toen al zei, m’n hart achterna. Heb een jaartje later wel het geluk gehad, dat een ‘oude’ bekende mij opbelde met de vraag of ik voor hen halve dagen wilde komen werken.
Al met al, heel veel geleerd en er geen moment spijt van gehad.
Ik hoop dat ‘t met jou ook goed gaat, maar dat zal best, want jij laat je ook niet snel gek maken! Groetjes!! Marcel
Mooie winterlandschappen. Knappe composities.
Ik hoop dat het al wat beter met je gaat. Prettige feestdagen.
En sorry voor mijn te persoonlijke mail, ik had dat beter niet gedaan.
Nog veel winterplezier!