I wrote a blog piece on my other (soon to be defunct) site about never giving in to your inner critic, power through it don't give in to it, just create images . Now this doesn't mean that you will be creating images that explode with a Tsunami of likes out there on interwebland but it does mean you will always be working towards seeing things your way and this, at the moment is how I see things my way. I'm still getting to grips with the FujiX100v as it really is so different to be hoicking a big Dslr kit around, but I'll get there.
Now on to these images which are a combination of ICM and straight images then brought together in Photoshop CC. Blending layers is a pretty straight forward thing using opacity or blend modes, knocking out pixels or just masking. The technical bits can be learnt quite easily , Youtube is a great source of learning but it takes time. The next is planning out what you want the final image to look like....yes the hard bit...and it all takes time to learn and also think about what image you want to create, it will be much harder if your driving force is a thumbs up. smiley face or a like. Now I read an article the other day which tried to define when photography becomes illustration and the use of Computer programmes in the post processing workflow. I think that if you capture any image using a digital device, any finished final image should be a product of the person who created it, and that is the important bit, well for me, not only the capture but how you want that final image to look like. So I'll leave it to Frank to serenade us out....
For what is a man, what has he got
If not himself then he has not
To say all the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The record shows, I took the blows
But I did it my way
In these dark times let this be your fireside cup of cocoa with added digestive biscuits. It may skirt the edges of real art but I'll get there but who knows when???? Art from the edge of the Galloway Forest in downtown Ayrshire.