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Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Imbuing A Feel

Lately I have been experimenting with the idea of ‘imbuing a feel’ into photographs…..to try to recreate the emotional impact of ‘being there’. Such is the case with this weeping willow tree, which I photographed in a local cemetery. The final image is a combination of an in focus and an out of focus photo, as well as conversion of the image to partially appear as a painting with limited detail and with the layering in of textures. The tree itself was large and the center-point of the entire area next to a pond. I have photographed it several times but have never ‘published’ any photos of the tree before. It felt as if the fronds could wrap themselves around you if you closed your eyes.

 
“Weeping By The Willow” © Howard Grill

“Weeping By The Willow” © Howard Grill