Playing with Watercolors

Isn’t Photoshop ah-ma-zing?? It can be so powerful if you know how to use it. On the other hand, it can be a huge chunk of wasted cash if you don’t put in the time and effort to learn its capabilities.

Some may argue that there is unethical aspect to Photoshop. I agree that at a certain point you are adjusting the integrity of the photo. However, I am a firm believer that adjustments made to shift focus from a backdrop to the subject are far from unethical. Now if I made the subject 5″ taller and 100 lbs. lighter, then we can talk ethics.

And truly that argument is for another day, with this picture I was strictly expressing what minute “artistic” quality I obtain. I have used the oil painting filter before in Photoshop as seen on this post. But this time, I used the watercolor filter in the filter gallery. It was quite interesting seeing what all of the other filters would do to this picture I took in hotel lobby.

That’s right. I took this in the lobby of the Valencia in downtown San Antonio. Thanks to a coworker and our great photography adventure at lunch I learned that the Valencia has a beautiful water feature right when you walk into the hotel. So we “snuck” in and snapped some shots (ok, I am pretty sure we were allowed but it’s more fun to think you got away with something right?). These turned out to be some of my favorite pictures from the outing!

Definitely using these pictures to decorate my new apartment once I move in. And just to think of the beauty that is lurking around every corner!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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