Thursday, May 26, 2011

Drawing from a Photo: Cumberland Mountain State Park



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I'm still experimenting with the conversion of photographs into line drawings. Most of the time I prefer the photo, but I do find the drawings interesting. I guess that goes back to my complete lack of drawing talent.

When Betsy's youngest son came up for the day earlier this month, we took him to Cumberland Mountain State Park near Crossville for dinner. The seven arch bridge over the dam forming Lake Byrd is a distinguishing feature of this park. I like both the picture above and and the drawing made from it.



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26 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Perfect... but I really like to see more of this place !

troutbirder said...

I do love State Parks and this looks like an interesting one.

Leovi said...

Beautiful reflections, excellent symmetry of the bridge, a large frame.

EG Wow said...

The reflection is awesome in both the photo and the "drawing."

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The original is gorgeous,but the drawing is equally lovely.

Sandra said...

this photo is one of my favorites of all you have posted, it is special, i just love the perfection of the reflection

Pat - Arkansas said...

What a beautiful bridge! Love the reflection! Wonderful photo, George.

Janie said...

The reflections are beautiful in both. It's fascinating to see the photo changed into a drawing.

Ginny said...

I love these experiments, remember I asked if you would do maybe one a week? Because it's just fascinating to me to see which ones don't look as good and ones that look better than the photo, you just never know, and I don't know what makes the difference. With this one I like your photo better because of the more intense color and distinct reflection.

imac said...

Must say George, I rather like the drawing of the reflections, as well as the pic.

Happyone : ) said...

The picture is great. Love the reflection.
The drawing is pretty cool too.

A Lady's Life said...

really beautiful George:)

LV said...

George, you are just getting too smart with your camera. I love seeing the things you share anyone you do them.

rainfield61 said...

I like the bridge, so beautiful.

Kim, USA said...

I like the bridge a lot. I thought this place was taken somewhere Europe. ^_^

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Mildred said...

Looks like a great place to visit and I enjoyed both pictures.

Carletta said...

Beautiful mirror image George!
Another great drawing too!

SandyCarlson said...

I sure like what you did with this. Very nice. The "drawing" highlights the architectural delicacy of this bridge.

Life Ramblings said...

the reflections are perfect and the drawing is equally impressive too. well done.

Magia da Inês said...

Amigo,
Espetacular!!!

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.

°º♫
°º✿Brasil
º° ✿♥ ♫° ·.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what a great reflection!

Lynda said...

GREAT reflection photo and this drawing came closer to looking like the picture than some of your first ones.

Linnea said...

Wow. Wow. Wow! Love it!

teca said...

This picture impressed me...

Hugs, sir.

Ann said...

are you planning a winter hobby?

Stephany said...

This is one of my favorite bridges and you captured it beautifully! Great composition and reflections.