Talking Pictures
The Painterly Effect

I awoke at 4:30am with plans to climb a mountain to photograph the sunrise. We were at a bed and breakfast in the Catskill Mountains for a three-day photography course. The fog was dense that summer morning, so the majority of the photographers went back to bed. I borrowed a Nikkor VR 70-200mm f/2.8G and walked down to the edge of the river, where I quietly sat for the sunrise. One deer, then two, then three appeared through the fog and watched me watch them. I later increased contrast using a Curves adjustment layer in Photoshop, and the image developed a “painterly” quality. (Yes, I bought the lens.)
—Robert A. Levine, M.D.
Hollis, NH

Technical Info: Nikon D100 with a Nikkor VR 70-200mm f/2.8G lens. Exposure was 1/250 sec at f/4 at ISO 200. Image printed on Epson’s Radiant White Watercolor Paper on an Epson Stylus Photo 2200.
© 2008, Robert A. Levine, M.D., All Rights Reserved

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