Is It a Photograph or a Painting?

One of the most frequent comments I get about my artwork is that "they look like paintings."  I have never intentionally created an image to look like a painting; however, my new Dreamscapes series reflects a purposeful painterly approach.  In this new creative style, I combine multiple exposures and intentional camera movement (ICM) to blur and abstract some of the detail in the landscape. Additionally, I use Adobe Photoshop to blend the multiple exposures to create a unique image. The result is an  impressionistic portrayal of the scene.  I am having a lot of fun revisiting some of my old favorite photographic locations and experimenting with this new technique! Please feel free to comment below.

 Regatta night at the Santa Cruz Harbor

Regatta night at the Santa Cruz Harbor

 Arctic Terns at Seacliff State Beach

Arctic Terns at Seacliff State Beach