Monday Missive — February 15, 2021


A work of art is not to instruct, not to edify, but to awaken an emotion.” — George Innes

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Scott Adams via Sean Tucker

A great photograph is a distillation, a reduction of the chaos of our wider experience to a visually satisfying essence where what is excluded is as important as what is included.” – David Ward

Photoessays/Bodies of Work
– Covid pictures

– Extraordinary color with the linear light blending mode I particularly liked the way he moderated the blue snow with a bit of yellow at about 3:40. Includes link to video on making brushes and for a free brush pack of “blender brushes.”
– How to add more space in PS

– Telephoto lenses for landscape photography
– Scouting ancient woodlands
– Minimalist photography

– Tonalism Although about a painting style, this should appeal to those who use textures.
– Sean Tucker: Escaping your creative rut
– Saul Leiter
– George Tice Thanks Steve O. Never really liked Tice’s work, but this greatly increased my appreciation for what he has done.

Winter Marsh, from the Black Marsh Trail at North Point State Park.
Harsh winter sunlight can be difficult to work with. So I used a crisp-warm color lookup to add bit of warmth in the sky and the reflection and a crisp winter lookup to maintain coolness in the shadows in the foreground. What do you think?

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