Sunday, February 17, 2008

The art of shopping

A favorite pastime of tourists and locals alike is browsing and shopping at the artists' booth lined around Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Just for argument's sake, the picture below is the same but run through FX-Foundry's Pastel Sketch filter. Which do you like better? ( you have to click on each and look at them full size to get the full flavor.)

--steve buser

11 comments:

Sarabeth said...

The filtered one is very cool. I have to say I like that one better.

TOG said...

I really like the second one. It's in the category of the sepia or black and white pictures. They only look great when used sparingly. Just because I chose the art doesn't mean that I don't like the first picture. I remember walking down that street 50+ years ago.

photowannabe said...

I really like the pastel chalk picture. Its very arty.

John fitness trainers Austin said...

Great Photos. They make me miss New Orleans very much. I especially like the bridge pics. I crossed that bridge for 28 years. If fact I crossed it when there was only one span.

Cargosquid said...

You make me homesick. And that's hard to do. The first one is a good shot, but that pastel treatment is great. You could sell those at the Square...

Jilly said...

I love the second one. Whatever you've done make it a work of art somehow. Extraordinary what technology can do with a little help from a human. What would the Impressionists have said?

Wanda said...

The second one is very very cool!!

I think I have to vote for it.

Moi said...

the filter one..hands down! :)

Halcyon said...

The filter is really neat looking, although like someone already said, only when used on the right material.

I love that little square in NO. :)

Janie said...

As far as judging just the pictures alone, I like the second one. But, the first one makes my heart long for a trip back to NO!

slim said...

Definitely the pastel filtered one . . . that works so well on this photo.

I really enjoy your photo blog . . . always interesting.