Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Little Light


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Here is another doorway from San Francisco. One thing I've noticed when I peruse back through all the paintings I have collected on Pinterest is - I love light and shadow! So anytime I can capture it in a painting like this, I am thrilled. Has anyone had luck with taking HDR photos and painting from them? I've been curious about that. I haven't done it yet.

8 comments:

Randi said...

what a great painting !!!

Melanie Thompson said...

Beautiful!

I've never gone to the trouble of creating an HDR reference photo, but if you have Photoshop the "Shadows/Highlights" option (click "Image", then "Adjustments" to find it) is really helpful. You have to play with all the knobs a bit before it makes sense, but it helps bring the shadows up to a reasonable level! =)

Linda Popple said...

I didn't know what HDR was so I looked it up and here is a site that might help you know if you want to use HDR.
http://lifehacker.com/5991508/what-is-hdr-and-when-should-i-use-it-in-my-photos
Hope this helps.
Love your painting .... always do! :)

Sergio DS said...

I don´t know if this is the stairways to heaven but I love it. Beautiful mixture of shades and lights.

Regards.

Carol Hopper said...

I haven't seen your staircase paintings before. I know they are hard as I learned some perspective by doing stairs. I sweat bullets!

angela said...

Hi Carol! I love this one. It reminds me of work from Edward Hopper and he is one of my favorites! :) Of course I love all of your work. I wish I could have been at the workshop this past December. Maybe next year, if someone cancels. Thanks for sharing! Take care.

Kimberly Santini said...

Carol, I've used the HDR setting a couple of times on a variety of cameras, but either I'm not a good enough photographer to see that it matters, or I'm not a good enough "see-er" to be able to notice the difference. :)

ArtsNyou said...

Really fabulous work.