#7: India – That’s her name!!

indiapostfinalThis is my very first attempt at using Alien Skin’s Snap Art 2.  I downloaded a trial version today and have 30 days to try it and decide if I like this program and this effect.  So, I will try and use this diligently for a few days and see how I feel.

In the mean time, PLEASE let me know if you have any comments, suggestions, and ideas of how else to practice using this program  It will help me work out things and see if I like it.

Thanks for your comments in advance.

This image is of a very sweet person I met in Savannah, GA.  Her name is India.

This entry was posted in Aline Skin's Snap Art 2, People, Street Photography, Travel.


  1. tonebytone January 4, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    Usha, I applaud your first try. But I think you need to be big-brave-bold with your use of this software. Maybe not with this wonderful portrait. Try a street scene instead of a portrait and maybe you’ll feel freer to experiment.

    I left other comments at TME forum.


  2. Pixelle 2008 January 5, 2010 at 12:51 am #

    I like this portait very much, but I do not know what to think about the painterly look of a picture.

    I liked the picture of Ted Byrne: The woman with a camera. But I didn’t like his other pictures too much. Why? Perhaps because I feel an imitation of the impressionist painters. I do not have the same feeling with Katie Bates’ picture named Nepal. It recalled me the ancient dutch paintings but I felt the picture was a in-camera picture. Maybe I am allergic to filters.

    As Flo said , do experiment with street shots and post them here so I could test my feeling again.

    The reason I like this image is due to the colors and the woman’s expression.

  3. tonebytone January 5, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Micheline – would you like Ted’s photographic paintings if he’d done them in oils or acrylics instead of with pixels? There are modern impressionistic painters whose work is based on the impressionistic techniques developed by the French school in the 1800s. People can use certain techniques developed by others without imitating the others’ works.

    What I mean is – the French Impressionists developed techniques that no one had done before. But does this mean to you that no one can use these techniques in the future to create original works of art?

  4. Usha January 5, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    Hi Micheline, I am so glad you stopped by, even though you are far away on a busy travel schedule. I am so honored. Thank you for your comments on the painterly effect. I am still debating whether I like this whole look. People seem to be divided about this look. Let me see what I can come up with soon on another try. As Flo suggests, I may try a street scene next to see if I feel better about it.

    Flo, I gave it a try and went “heavy” on the effect. To be honest, I hated it. I will dig up a street scene like you suggested and try it. I so appreciate you stopping by Flo.
    Take care both of you and wish you a Very Happy New Year.

  5. April January 8, 2010 at 7:35 pm #

    What wonderful framing, and delightful moment/connection!

    In the treatment, I can appreciate the fuzzy softness it adds — a textural quality to what she’s wearing, and the wrap of her surroundings.

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