Obviously, photo realism was not the goal here. I took this shot with a Nikon D70 back in 2004 as were passing through Amish Country in Pennsylvania. I thought that the shot stood on its own as it revealed a moment of work from a young man tending the earth in the manner in which it has been done for centuries. I decided to pass it through some filters in whatever photo editing software I was using at the time (this was prior to my full-time move to the Apple Mac platform, so I know it wasn’t iPhoto). This “painted” effect is all that remains in my library as the original is, for some reason, completely gone. There’s a chance that that’s because I was using a destructive editing platform in those days whereby the original file was contaminated beyond recovery by all subsequent edits.
Still though, I like this. I’m curious to see what kind of reaction this Daily Photo Phix receives as it’s probably not to everyone’s taste.
Posted by Rey