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Fisherman's Tale

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Challenge: Impressionism III (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Leica SL
Lens: Leica 50mm f/0.95 M Noctilux ASPH
Date: Nov 6, 2016
Aperture: 0.9
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Nov 6, 2016

Preparing for this challenge, I didn't figure out how to create a photograph that would look like an impressionist painting, or at least that is what I interpreted the challenge to be about. So, I took some shots of everyday activities and decided to try my hand at some art filters which I had not ever investigated before. So I found Topaz Impressions to be the most usable for my tastes. I knew full well I would probably receive some comments and/or low votes.

Even knowing this result to become reality, I hesitantly entered the image and was prepared to have it take the DPC voting roller coaster ride. Which it did. An hour before roll over, my score dropped by a 1/3 of a point, same thing happened last time I entered a challenge. I was also prepared to have my image DQ'd. I know I pushed the rules to the max but hopefully not beyond. 4 years ago I would not have even considered using a filter like this. But moving around pixels or paint, I feel it's the same thing. So that is why I entered and knowing I would accumulate some low votes. Art is more important than stats or what anyone else thinks about it.

Thanks for all the great comments and votes, always appreciated.

Place: 6 out of 64
Avg (all users): 6.0351
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.8889
Avg (non-participants): 6.2857
Views since voting: 590
Views during voting: 129
Votes: 57
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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11/19/2016 01:42:58 AM
This is really lovely and very appropriately impressionistic. Its has the characteristics of both a photo that has been processed with filter AND the look of a painting that's been photographed.
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11/14/2016 10:29:14 AM
Impressionism is a challenging topic for a photographer. Your colors and technique are excellent. The subject matter fits the era as well. You got my highest mark (8) for this challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/13/2016 11:21:06 PM
Nice colors and composition. 7
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11/13/2016 06:48:09 PM
This is the winner. Really enjoy watching this painting. All the pieces come together with that fishing rod. An 8 from me
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11/12/2016 03:01:29 PM
This is exactly how I imagined an impressionistic picture -- very well processed- love the vivid colours - 9
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11/08/2016 04:20:01 PM
Relies on a photoshop filter to produce its entire value in meeting the challenge: 1.
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