Photo by AMPt member Todd Lee
Title: Cottage in the Country
From the Dutch Golden Age, to the Romantic Period, Hudson River School to Luminism. Jan van Goyen, John Constable, JMW Turner, Frederic Edwin Church, there is just so much emotion and drama in the light, tones, and composition captured in Landscape painting and a wealth of inspiration for me as a painter, and as a landscape photographer. It is this aesthetic that I try to revive in my own work.
Same technique as before, this time I shot 3 exposures, one for the sky and background, one for the ground, and one for the cottage. This allows me to paint in light with my finger where I see fit, making the same kind of decisions as with painting. I really get a lot of satisfaction out of this process, and it truly feels more like art than photography.