March 29, 2015

Artistic Landscape Photography

Modern cameras can easily reproduce the light, colours, tones in a scene but post processing software gives us the means to experiment and turn straight photographs into amazing paintings

March 28, 2015

Toning Black and White Photos in Gimp

When I used to do black and white printing in a traditional darkroom using paper and chemicals I used to like the effects you got from using chemical toners. Toning a black and white print enhances depth giving rich blacks and greater overall contrast.

March 26, 2015

Woodland Paintings

Ox Mountains
A Bit of Red
These digital paintings depict woodland scenes around County Sligo and were created from photographs using my favourite imaging editor, GIMP. There is a creative plugin available for GIMP called G'MIC and some of the effects can be used to create oil and watercolour paintings and drawings from straight photographs.