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Here, I have posted the original and several images of the original edited using Adobe Photoshop Filters to make them look like works of art. I used this particular photograph because of the rich colors and the brilliant light source. Starting after the original photograph, each new image becomes just a bit more abstract until the last three. If the viewer did not know these as manipulated photographs of a castle on the banks of a river or lake with the sun shining in the background, they may not see anything except blobs of color. This is where the imagination can really go wild.

I have also included in this post a link for a tutorial that shows how to use Adobe Photoshop Filters.

Using Filters in Photoshophttp://www.myjanee.com/tuts/filter/filter.htm

I borrowed the original image from:

Amazing Photos of Castles, Palaces, and Chateauxhttp://www.roxanneardary.com/blog/castles-palaces-chateau/This amazing photograph is of Moritzburg Castle, located in Dresden, Germany

Original Photograph:

Next, I would like to take these same images and see what I could accomplish using oil paints, watercolors and acrylic on raw canvas. Maybe even see what could come about if I used colored washi paper to get different effects. The possibilities are only as limited as the imagination.

Enjoy!

http://photobotos.com/2011/11/06/antelope-canyon-insane-spiral/

Check out this awesome blog. I think you will find it as much a treat as I did. The photo was taken in Upper Antelope Canyon just outside Arizona.

Here is another blog post by the same photographer. I liked them so much I shared them on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

http://photobotos.com/2011/11/19/how-to-take-amazing-photos/

Amazing photo shots wouldn’t you agree?

An abstract view on the importance of knowledg...

"Knowledge is power." Sir Francis Bacon

It is general knowledge, that before the age of 5 years old, children’s brains are like sponges, soaking up knowledge at an increased rate from that of older individuals. In that case, these are the prime years to teach such subjects as  foreign languages and the values with which a person will conduct their lives. This would also seem the best the time to spark creativity. Although there are many ways to accomplish this, teaching the Elements of Art seems a very important link that should not be ignored.

I was surfing the net, looking for articles that would back up my own views as to why we need to teach the Elements of Art to the very young, when I found this article from Newsweek: ” The Creativity Crisis” http://www.newsweek.com/2010/07/10/the-creativity-crisis.html

What are your views on the subject?

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