Daily Prompt: Candid

Much as I love the idea of street photography I’m not very comfortable taking candid shots of people. But today I suddenly thought – hang on, why don’t I apply a post-processing art filter to an image containing random strangers who may otherwise be close enough to the camera to be clearly recognisable as particular individuals. That way I can hide any potential identification in a generic blur of paint-effect?

So here is a candid shot of sunbathers at an open-air swimming pool, with the addition of the ‘Delaunay’ effect filter from LunaPic… I’m really happy with how it’s turned out… I think I actually prefer it to the original (rather bland) image 🙂

delauney-effect-pool

Daily Prompt: Candid

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11 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Candid

  1. vickistuartfamilymatters January 22, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    I love this! I’ve always wanted to be an impressionist painter. Thanks for telling us about the lens. Now I can be an impressionist photographer! You made my day!

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  2. 7start January 22, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    this candid shot is really beautiful. The effects are also great.

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    • Ruth January 22, 2018 / 3:50 pm

      I’m not sure which Delaunay the effect refers to, Robert I think – but both he and his wife Sonia were artists – I’ve seen some of their original works in the Museum of Modern Art in Paris 🙂

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  3. Rebel Girl January 23, 2018 / 3:11 am

    What a great idea! I feel the same way about asking to take peoples pictures.

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