From a Box Brownie, to the latest digital gear, it is all just tools, or a means of stating who we are, at various points in time. The sophistication of our images has more to do with our personal growth, than the equipment that we acquire along the way.
Tonight I got to playing around with some of my old files I had taken a couple of years ago, and decided to try a little different treatment of them. This one was a portrait of this pretty little lass, and I thought it might look nice if it were something resembling a painting. For some reason, with all of the amazing advances in digital photography, and the ability to produce searingly sharp images with it, I find myself wanting to alter the realism of the images. Of course this would not be possible without the various types of photo editing software that is available. Like everything else, it is all very subjective, and some rather like this sort of treatment, while others hate it. My opinion is that it is a rather nice option to have, but it could be very easily over used to the point of making it trite....hope some of you enjoy it also.