As photographers we are always looking to expand upon our skills and present a variety of post processing styles. Besides the fact that we don’t want to be one-trick-ponies, it always nice to change things up a little for the sake of interest. Most will not stray too far from their best techniques but who knows what one can do if one never tries.

Today we change things up just a bit with a painterly look. Below is an image taken at the B & O Railroad Museum. It’s one of a collection of abstracts I’ve collected with the intention of creating a little fine art for the gallery.

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26 Responses to Railcar Abstract

  1. Wayne Frost says:

    I’m really digging your post processing on this one, Jimi. Very nice work of art.
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  2. Chantal says:

    good up close look
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  3. Len Saltiel says:

    An experiment that really works Jimi. Love the way it turns out.
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  4. Jim Denham says:

    I don’t say this much, but I think the painterly effect works well here Jimi! Great colors and entangled shapes! good stuff!
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  5. Curt Fleenor says:

    Now this is what ‘painterly’ is supposed to look like! Very well applied Jimi, the image actually has the feel of a painting.
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  6. Dave DiCello says:

    You have ROCKED this shot Jimi! Pure art!
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  7. Adam Olson says:

    Sweet abstract Jimi! I really like the painted effect. Well done!
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  8. Very cool shot Jimi. It’s a perfect composition to apply the painterly effect, and you’ve done it so well.
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  9. Rich McPeek says:

    Really like the processing for the “painterly” look here Jimi! Great job!
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  10. Jim Nix says:

    awesome Jimi, love the painterly effect here!!
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  11. Rick Louie says:

    Very cool! Looks like an oil painting!
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  12. Love this one Jimi. Worthy of hanging on a wall.
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  13. Captain Kimo says:

    Now that is pretty cool. Had to see it large but the extra processing there was perfect.
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  14. Edith Levy says:

    I really, really like this Jimi. I think the painterly look and the strong colors are fantastic. Love it.
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  15. Eden says:

    Nice work Jimi. The processing really suits this :)

  16. Ken Bello says:

    Very nice technique, Jimi. Well suited to the subject.
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  17. A.Barlow says:

    I like that you did not focus on the whole train for this kinda work. I think it helped the processing out a ton doing this. Nice stuff.

  18. Great job Jimi! I really like the painterly effect.

  19. Adam Allegro says:

    Love it Jimi! I have not dabbled in the abstract like this before but I think you just inspired me to start! Well done buddy.
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  20. Like most of the comments above, I’m not a fan of overdone effects, mainly because they are not done with real intent or skill and do not suit the subject.
    This suits the subject and is masterly, Love it Jimi
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    • Jimi Jones says:

      Thanks, Chris.
      I’m with you, effects are really nice when they enhance an image. Everyone has their own particular preferences, as well they should, but too often effects are allowed to overpower the initial image itself, in my opinion. But as I’ve stated many times, there is no right or wrong, only what the creator of the image likes.
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  21. Perfect treatment for this one Jimi, well done man!
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  22. I’ve never managed to have any success with this sort of effect. This has turned out so well, I am now convinced I should give this look another go. I agree with the earlier comments that selecting just a detailed part of the wagon has worked a whole lot better than if you had tried this effect on the whole thing {maybe that’s my problem :-)}
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