As a rule, I'm not a big fan of heavily altered photos. That said, I've developed an appreciation for digital art - when a photograph is taken and manipulated so that it no longer looks like a traditional photo. Like HDR, for example (which I can't do to save my life). The effect can be stunning, and I admire people who can do it well. But I don't think it can be called "photography" at that point - it's digital art.

And that's what I consider the images in this gallery. Yes, the bases are photos, but by the time I've finished playing with them, there's no way you could mistake them for a regular old photograph.

I'm still fairly new to this kind of thing, and I only use one Photoshop filter at the moment - Fractalius. It's such a flexible tool and has so many options that I can't seem to get enough of trying out new combinations and settings. So if you like this kind of thing, keep an eye on this gallery - I'll be updating regularly, I think.
Assateague Island Pony DA01Barn Owl DA01Bruges Bridge DA01Butterfly DA01Butterfly DA02Butterfly DA03Common Redpoll DA01Common Tern DA01Daisy Patch DA01Eastern Screech Owl DA01Egret DA01Egret DA02Egret DA03Egret DA04Eiffel Tower base DA01Eiffel Tower base DA02Electric Hummingbird DA01Fenwick Island Beach DA01Flowerpot Island flowerpots DA01Flowers DA01