Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Digital Tomfoolery

Horseshoe Crab, Detailed and Watercolor, 2015

Big sigh, dammit.  I seldom delve into outright photographic trickery/mimicry, but I was curious about the waterlogue app, made even more curious because the price tag was only $2.99.  I thought, what fun!  It's more like 'eh'.  I suppose if I want to get into selling greeting cards, which is what this looks like and seems to be the right purpose for it, then I'm good.  Lighthouses, seas shells, the odd dried up horseshoe crab printed up on cheap card stock and sold for whatever you can wrench from the tight fist of a reluctant buyer.
Still, if anyone looking at this would chime in in the comments, which version of the horseshoe crab do you prefer?  The top image which is more of a proper study of the creature, or the bottom image distorted to look like a watercolor painting?


Julie said...

I like the top one, which looks like a horseshoe crab. The one on the bottom looks like a watercolor that was grudgingly painted by someone who really wasn't into horseshoe crabs.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

My thoughts exactly!