Reeshofpark, Tilburg. A photography turned into a digital painting.

Having my daughter just picked up from her school on one Friday in November 2007, we ran through the local park to be in time for her ballet class. We were nearly too late, because in the park I couldn’t leave this lovely autumn scene behind me without taking a camera out of the bag!
I love it in big format, so this is a procedure how to make a nice print out of a photograph taken by a simple 2MB digital compact:
- photograph a lovely scene (important!)
- upload the file into your computer
- use software wisely to improve it.
What I did with this one:
- first, in Picasa: Feelin’ lucky, color temperature, sharpen, glow, gradtint
- second, in GIMP: scale, oilify, add frame if desired

I hope you will like the result as much as I do. Comments and critiques very welcome :)


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Lenka tries to capture positive emotions. Her work features images highlighting inner and outer beauty of various subjects. She loves finding unique and unexpected perspectives of subjects normally considered as ordinary.

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  • lifevibrations
    lifevibrationsabout 6 years ago

    beautiful capture -love the gull subtley flying near the tree tops

  • Ozcloggie
    Ozcloggieabout 6 years ago

    Glad you stopped to take the camera out. What a peaceful scene and lovely colours – the gold of the trees alternating with the white of the houses.

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 6 years ago

    beautiful scene… well done…

  • mieclarke
    mieclarkeabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

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    Mariaan M Krog...about 6 years ago

    An excellent w.o.a.! Amazing image & wonderful treatment!

  • teewolf1
    teewolf1about 6 years ago

    lovely shot!

  • Maureen Bloesch
    Maureen Bloeschabout 6 years ago

    I like the softness of the sky against the backdrop, I would have liked a softer look for the grasses in the water, as well…overall a beautiful capture!

  • Irish
    Irishabout 6 years ago

    Very Nice!

  • Steven  Siow
    Steven Siowabout 6 years ago

    Stunning image. Love how you compose it.

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 6 years ago


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