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Daily photo – Ruins in Rome (painterly)
However, as so many of you viewed it I decided to revisit this high dynamic range photo and see if I can make it at least a little better (let’s say I decided to take a challenge). Unfortunately I don’t have source files anymore (in the past I deleted them once I tone-mapped an image! a very bad idea… I know 🙁 ) so what I decided to do was to give it a painterly look (using this technique).
Although giving it painterly look didn’t solve all the issues with this image – like haloing – I think it quite suits it. Another advantage is that this painterly processing has tendency to make the images cleaner by removing some of distracting details (and there were a lot of them in the original image there). This way, to some extent of course, I can control what in the photo will attract viewer’s attention.