This article features a selection of nine different steel mill photo art treatments. The original photograph used as the base image for this article was captured handheld at LaSalle Park while looking across Hamilton harbour.
NOTE: Click on images to enlarge.
When I originally looked at this scene it immediately struck me as having some potential to be used for photo art treatments. The following images were produced using Topaz. Individual filter treatment effects are noted for each version. I appreciate that using art treatments on photographs is not everyone’s ‘cup of tea’. This is something that I enjoy from a creative expression standpoint.
I found that creating these examples of steel mill photo art treatments was a fun and interesting diversion. Sometimes these kinds of exercises can help us break away from our habitual ways of seeing and interpreting the world around us.
Photographs were captured hand-held using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. All images were produced from RAW files using my standard process. Various filters found in Topaz were used to produce the various photo art treatments.
How you can help keep this site advertising free
My intent is to keep this photography blog advertising free. If you enjoyed this article and/or my website and would like to support my work, you can purchase an eBook, or make a modest $10 donation through PayPal. Both are most appreciated. You can use the Donate button below. Larger donations can be made to email@example.com through PayPal.
As a reminder to our Canadian readers, you can get a special 5% discount when ordering Tamron or Rokinon lenses and other products directly from the Amplis Store.
Word of mouth is the best form of endorsement. If you like our website please let your friends and associates know about our work. Linking to this site or to specific articles is allowed with proper acknowledgement. Reproducing articles, or any of the images contained in them, on another website or in any social media posting is a Copyright infringement.
Article and images are Copyright 2019 Thomas Stirr. All rights reserved. No use, duplication or adaptation of any kind is allowed without written consent. If you see this article reproduced anywhere else it is an unauthorized and illegal use. Posting comments on offending websites and calling out individuals who steal intellectual property is always appreciated.