Jessica Art Blog
I have long standing love/hate relationship with Photoshop, one that has only deepened as I've taken the photography class this semester.
Today, I spent some time working on two different pictures of palm trees in the park-or rather, one picture approached in different fashions. One is pretty much "normally" photoshopped, that is, the color and levels have been tweaked a bit to bring out what is there, but nothing has really been altered--it looks like what I saw and fairly faithfully reproduces a pleasant evening in the park.
The second has been far more drastically altered. It's now a somewhat psychedelic sunset, no longer peaceful, and no longer much like the evening on which I took it. It's fun, but where does it fall on the scale of things? Does it even qualify as a photo any more or is it something else ("digital art," a term I'll figure out one of these days)? Or does that take more drastic changes still? Is it "Art" or just scribbling with crayons (metaphorically speaking)? I had fun making it, but it definitely no longer reflects "what was really there."
I try not to spend too much time worrying about What is Art, but of course, it does come up.
Edit: The other image is on my blog at bookwyrmeslair.blogspot.com--I can't see any way to upload both for the blog here.