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Show Your Boston Passion!

I took a series of photographs of the Boston skyline last summer from the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. I had stitched them together and posted the original on my photography site. The recent events at the Boston Marathon got me thinking that I ought to revisit that image and make something from it. I created a “mixed media” type of image in Photoshop and Illustrator. The image was too wide to fit on a standard picture size, so I split it up into three images for the poster sizes. The images are available either on my photography site, where you’ll get a higher quality print, or on my Zazzle store where you will find a more economical version. I also made versions for T-shirts and bumper stickers, which are available on Zazzle.

Boston Skyline Tryptich

 


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Good Mistakes

Sometimes a mistake can be just what is needed to make something extraordinary. I took a picture of a seashell collection and was planning to use the flash off-camera. I forgot to turn on the slave switch, so I ended up getting the shot just with the available room light. I had just enough movement as I tried to hold the camera still to produce a kind of dreamy image–just what you might imagine as you think about the beach.

It reminds me of another of my shots that I like which is in the same vein. This one I gave a little of that dreamy effect by reducing the clarity setting in Adobe Lightroom. Both of these may be found in the Beach & Nautical section of my Life Stills by Barry Wills website. I can picture these on the walls of someone’s vacation beach home–maybe yours…

Dinghies at the dock.

Photos as paintings

Swan boat at the Boston Commons.

We visited Boston the other weekend & I had 30 minutes to run through the Boston Common and try to capture a few photos worth sharing. I’ve posted a few on my lifestillsbybarrywills.com website in the categories of Americana and Animals, and this one under Art.

I decided I could I could make this photo richer and more useful by turning it into a “painting”. I edited it in several layers in Photoshop, adjusting opacity and overlay modes until I got the effect I wanted.  If you like this, there are a few more in the Art gallery that you might enjoy.