Friday, July 01, 2005

Southern France: Psychedelic Golf

Psychedelic Golf

There was a big golf course at the hotel and lots of electric poered golf buggies. This picture shows some of them lined up in one of the battery charging bays. Typically these carts are white which is pretty boring, so I turned this into pop art in my RAW converter.

This constitutes the most extreme form of manipulation for me to date since it is the first photo I have presented which obviously could not have existed due to post processing manipulation unlike the purple umberellas. The image Solstice Jazz is also obviously not as seen, created by manipulating camera controls - is there any philosophical difference between these pictures?

In some respects this one and the Jazz shot are more honest than the umberellas because it is immediately obvious to the viewer.

I have really enjoyed the interesting discussion on this topic in the past couple of days and look forward to youre responses today. Thank you all for your continued support.

Happy Friday! 8-)


Blogger hitomi said...

Hi! I'm a Japanese student and I study English. My English teacher introduced me to the blog and I found your blog. I think this picture is very beautiful green!

1/7/05 10:24  
Blogger Ronalyn said...

Wow! I love it.. Very artsy, adds variety to your photographs and portrays a different level and style. I love the green. It's a play on words to me, golf on the greens! Yes.. I do love it! I think this is another work of art!

1/7/05 12:20  
Blogger ChickyBabe said...

OMG! The South of France has been nuked!

To answer your question, I always wanted to remain a purist. After much intial resistance, I caved in to digital photography. And after further resistance, I caved in to some digital manipulation. I look at it as a different form of art, each beautiful in its own way.

1/7/05 13:31  
Blogger Potpourri said...

The moment I saw this, I knew this had post processing done on it. As you said, this is more obvious than Purple..

About this and Solistice.., I feel the effect found in one cannot be obtained in the other because one is post processing and another is manipulated while shooting.
Both need skill and insight.

No offence meant but I find the green and yellow too jarring.:)

1/7/05 13:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the perspective. the green is awesome: radiance, vivid and bright..feel like neon light...very cool!!

1/7/05 14:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These shots should come with a warning for those of us who haven't consumed their second cup of coffee and, who are not awake yet! I thought my eyes would bleed. ;-)

1/7/05 15:36  
Blogger Kim said...

I love the green golf carts, you know I always thought they had been using too much fertilizer on those courses, it is rubbing off on the carts!

I commented my opinions on post processing manipulation but since then I read the opening line in a book on Creative Digital Photography which is so true:

"Photography is a combination of art and science; it is a medium in which creativity is informed by craft."

Every photograph throughout time is a manipulation (either through chemical or binary translation along with exposure, tonality, contrast, etc.), some more representative of reality as seen through the eyes of most, but a manipulation nonetheless. Some manipulate more, some less. And hence the joy of seeing life through the eyes of an artist.

1/7/05 15:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now it looks like your really starting to have some fun. This is a great new art form, take some time to experiment.

I like what you've done so far :)

1/7/05 17:33  
Blogger Michael Salone said...

This is great. So THAT's what they mean by the Green. I've never made it within the green so I didn't know.

1/7/05 18:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the well thought out opinions. But me? This just makes me thirsty for a lemon-lime drink.

1/7/05 19:48  
Blogger Rock Kauser said...

Frankly I don't care how or if an art image is manipulated - a good image is a good image...

Love the green.

2/7/05 00:46  
Blogger Ezequiel Mesquita said...

I'm with Rock...good images are what's pelasing to the eye, manipulated or not. As far they communicate something, they are good, IMHO. I love that "John Deere" green, a joyful picture.

2/7/05 15:29  
Blogger mick said...

Yeah, it looks like your really having fun. Playing around with the pictures now will pay off later when it will become second nature.

3/7/05 16:06  
Blogger mick said...

By the way, I'm going to start calling them "golf buggies". Sounds cooler than a "golf cart".

3/7/05 16:07  

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