Tuesday, November 07, 2006

An Impressionistic View of Falls Creek

Below are some photographic scenes from Fall Creek locate inside Ringing Rocks County Park near Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. In post camera processing, I deliberately transformed them to a more impressionistic art style.





20 comments:

M(urf)! said...

If it ain't broke, don't fix it?

Anonymous said...

These are fun. Sort of cartoony and realistic at the same time.

Tim Rice said...

murf, that's a good point. I think the issue I'm working with has to do with my blog being primarily a photoblog. I think my photo posts would be more visually appealing to just about everyone if the pictures were automatically in their larger size. The main con is as I see it now would be for those on dial up internet accounts because the pictures would take longer to load. I haven't decided one way or the other at this point. The current format works; but what I'm pondering I guess is - Could I make my blog work better with a format that allows me to use the whole screen from left to right for my photos? Thanks for your comment. It is valued.

AphotoAday said...

Love these shots -- inspires me to get really creative with Photoshop... And for some input on your question of sizes, have you thought of making links for your small photos -- so if they are clicked on, a full size image will appear? The only problem is that the visitors need to click on the Back-Button to return to the site...

Anonymous said...

but how does the blog picture as Large show up? I use large because many times if the picture is too small, people don't click on it. So you have to keep the clickthrough in mind too.

the picture you posted .. what filter u are using .. i forgot is it the waterpaint filter?

Ginnie said...

If you are NOT referring to a new site, like Shutterchance, I would keep your pics here like they are now (does Blogger make them bigger than this with another template?) and use Shutterchance to highlight the ones you like bigger. That's what I'm doing, which is why I mention it. The other thing has to do with what resolution you save your pics to for the web. On Blogger I save pics at 800x600 pixels. But on Shutterchance I keep the full 2816x2112 resolution. On your blogger posts, that would take forever to load! On Shutterchance you're allowed only one pic/day, so it can handle it. I hope I'm answering your question and not totally missing it!

Cergie said...

Tim, it's your blog, you do what you want to do with it
Who come and read it often don't need to have the oldest posts remaining

Kiwi Nomad 2006 said...

Hmmm I am divided on this one. I have only just got broadband so now larger photos are not an issue. But just a few weeks back a page with too many big photos on it.... I would have stopped loading....

I know I have a blog largely with photos on it and I never considered dial up on that though.... Over to you I guess;-)

M(urf)! said...

Could I make my blog work better with a format that allows me to use the whole screen from left to right for my photos>...and while doing so, lose some readers who have slow connections. Quite the dilemma. Perhaps it would help if you took an informal post-election day poll on how many people do visit from a slower connection (I would raise my hand to that even though I have Comcast at home but it has been extremely slow for months now). If you only have a few (and you know I can check it from work *wink,wink*), it may be worth it to switch.

judypatooote said...

I love trying different blog templets, but I usually screw something up.....like my blogs I read and my profile was on the bottom, and that drove me nuts.... why? I have no clue, but by changing things I did loose all my blogging friends address....so I am finally figuring out who was who and had to add them back on...

Your pictures seem great on this sight....I always click for a larger view.....I see you've been playing with the paint shop.....

Endment said...

Tim
You are the one who gets to make these personal decisions about how you are seen in the bogging world - but I guess I vote with M(urf)

samrina said...

Oh! that lovely, really wonderful job as always :)

Hope u r fine there.

Takecare

Tim Rice said...

I'll respond to these comments tomorrow. Right now I want to visit some of your blogs before I go to bed.

Anvilcloud said...

The pics are nice, but it is really better to present a smaller version in the blog and to link to a larger version.

Ed Abbey said...

Tim - I like your current format now because it allows me to peruse all your photos and just check out the ones that really peak my interest without having to do a lot of scrolling or loading of everything else.

The template for my blog allows you to use the entire width of the screen for pictures, text, etc. once you are past the sidebar. It is the only template to my knowledge that allows that. I would guess if you have a real short sidebar and a tall title, you would then be left entirely with the screen width for pictures instead of just a portion with all other templates.

Joan González said...

bien... photoshop.

salut joan

Tim Rice said...

To all those who responded to my querying about possible changes to my blog format and template, I want to say thanks. Rather than respond to each individual on this topic, I am going write a general response to all of you covering your input, my thoughts, and what I would like to do in the long term.

First, in case anyone wonders, I have revised the main blog post entry eliminating any reference to this potential change and my request for input.

Second, I would like to apologize for not writing as clearly about potential changes as I should have. I think my writing caused some confusion at times from the comments I received. And when I went back and reread my post, my post sounded confusing to me, too.

At this point, my conclusion is that I will be staying with my current format for the indefinite future. I've done some playing around on a totally new blog I created solely for experimental purposes. And I have found that to both achieve my goals and retain an appropriate aesthetic feel to it would be more complicated than I have time and knowledge to accomplish in the near future.

As per my long term goals, I think I would like to learn how to design my own blog template. At this time, I don't know how involved or complicated that would be. I do know I would need to free up a significant amount of time to learn the appropriate coding language to do the task and testing it out. Ultimately, I would like to have the same amount of control over my blog as I felt I had when I used to design and keep my own web page.

As for themes coming out of the responses you gave to my request for input, I think there were two clear ones. The one was a preference for small pictures with links to a larger picture. The other was that since it's my blog, it's my choice. Both are significant points.

So for now my choice is to keep the current format with goal to learn about creating my own blog template in the long term.

Thanks again for your input.

Tim Rice said...

Hi, choochoo. I came across this style by accident and decided that it was great fun! :)

Thanks, aphotoaday. It is fun playing with PhotoShop.

Hi, nabeel. With these photos, I resized them first and then used the SmartBlur filter from Adobe PhotoShop Elements repeatedly till I got the desired effect.

Hi, judypatooote. I love to play with photos every now and them. :)

Thanks, samrina. Glad you enjoy the photos.

Gracias, joan gonzáles, por tu visita. Me gusta Adobe Photoshop.

Mile Stones said...

I like this set a lot, well done Tim!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, mile stones. It has a certain allure to it that midst reality and a dream. :)