Flow by Roy Iwasaki
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The snowy landscape of Hokkaido is simple, beautiful and above all fun.

45mm · f/13 · ISO 100
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Robert Bell's picture

wow, love this!

Roy Iwasaki's picture

Many thanks Robert

Tom Reichner's picture

This looks wonderful!
But, it almost looks too good to be true. Which makes me wonder - did the sky really look just like that in the original image, or did you manipulate it in Photoshop of Lightroom or something like that?

Roy Iwasaki's picture

There were clouds in the sky and I moved in Photoshop. thanks you.

Tom Reichner's picture

Well I must say that you did a very fine job of it!

Mark Seawell's picture

Does that matter? Wow, this is ARTISTIC EXPRESSION! And beautifully presented I might add.His decision to render this in black and white signals his attention NOT to replicate reality (whatever the hell that is) Lightoom/Photoshop/SilverEfex Pro, all these programs are nothing more than tools for the artist (notice I did not say photographer) use to CREATE and image that expresses how they feel. Art is the creation of your OWN reality and I would say Roy Iwasaki has done a beautiful job. He should be proud and not attacked.

Tom Reichner's picture

To me, yes, it matters very much!

When I really enjoy a piece of art, I want to know more about how it was made. Something that is truly excellent, like this image, causes me to want to know more about it - to know about the tools and the processes that were used to create it.

Doesn't truly great art cause you to want to know more about it, and how it was created?

Mark Seawell's picture

From the way you worded it "Almost too good to be true. Did the sky really look just like that in the original image?" Your use of the term "manipulate" brings into question whether this is a "real" image. I've been on the receiving end of exactly that question or tone, like I have done something wrong by DARING to change the image when in fact that is really a question that shows me the person asking doesn't truly understand the intention of photography. I don't think it was your intent but it was rather...insulting.

Tom Reichner's picture

Mark,

I asked you this once, but I don't think you answered the question. I would really be interested in your answer, so I am asking you again .....

Doesn't truly great art cause you to want to know more about it, and how it was created?

Mark Seawell's picture

Yes. It wasn't what you asking. What I consider offensive was HOW you asked. Tone matters. Words matter. Nothing wrong with asking how something was made but consider how your words come across to the person you are asking. That is all I'm going to say about this.

Tom Reichner's picture

I'm not interested in what you may or may not find offensive. I never asked for your feedback on that.

I don't even know who you are, and I wasn't commenting on any of your images. What I said was between Roy and myself - yet you butted in, uninvited.

All I wanted you to do was to answer my question.

Wojciech Łaczkowski's picture

ładnie

Nando Harmsen's picture

Beautiful image.

Sridhar Chilimuri's picture

That is amazing! Well done!