New Orleans Casually Painted

I was just back from a Caribbean cruise with my family. We embarked and disembarked at New Orleans, the Big Easy. As usual with family travel, when your desire to take serious photographs cannot compete with your family members’ desires to do other things, I had to make do with only some casual street shots along the main streets of the city.

Inspired by Mike Corkey’s post processing style demonstrated on flickr.com, I applied a layer of Dynamic Auto Painter’s digital painting rendition on top of each photo in Photoshop. The result is half-painting like picture, where details are realistic enough to show photography is involved while canvas texture and brushed frames give an overall impression of a painting. I sort of like it, particularly with colorful and detail-rich pictures like those I took in New Orleans.

1. Downtown skyline as seen from River Walk:

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2. Musical Legends Park on Bourbon Street:

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3. Street corners at Toulouse and Chartres, with St. Louis Cathedral in the far right background:

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4. Paintings for sale at Jackson Square:

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5. Horse-drawn carriages in front of Muriel’s Jackson Square Bistro, at St. Ann and Chartres:

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6. Tricycle “Taxi” on Canal Street:

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7. Street Car on Canal Street:

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