A popular look today is to take a photo and give it a painted effect. Some choose to look like oil or acrylics and others may just give it a look in between. This is often referred to as a "painterly" effect and can add a very interesting look to an already great photo. Hope you enjoy.
"The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking."
tulip - digital art
Headlands State Park
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