Creative photography idea from Creative Sparks photographer Lee Chestnut

Greetings from Florida! This week’s featured image from Creative Sparks is by photographer Lee Chestnut. When Lee first saw this scene it reminded him of the postcards from Florida he used to see as a child. He set up his camera on a tripod to capture the landscape and then used Photoshop Elements to process the image, muting the colors and completing the vintage postcard feel.

Lee Chestnut, Jungle Cruise, Color Photograph, 2013

Lee Chestnut, Jungle Cruise, Color Photograph, 2013


I really enjoy the overall feel of this image. The muted colors transform this common Florida scene into something extraordinary, something that sparks my curiosity by refreshing my vision of the everyday.

The perspective in the photograph is also very interesting. I like the way the canal leads my eye to the back of the image and the way the clouds move it back forward. There is a calm sense of motion in this quiet photograph.

Nice work Lee!

Creative Sparks is a unique photography class and creativity workshop based in Vero Beach, Florida. Students are guided to discover their creative vision with nationally recognized artist/photographer Aric Attas in a small group setting.

Photograph © Lee Chestnut. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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