Hyperrealist Landscape Photography by Michael Tobis

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ugliest Building, SF CA

I believe the vaguely filthy looking mesh draped over the building is supposed to be decorative.

This is a federal building, so if you pay tax in America you have invested in this architecture. Compare the elegant Deco skyscraper in the background...

Beware! Montreal QC

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sink The Ship, San Francisco CA

In SOMA this week

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pigeon, Boston MA

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Old Depot, Strong City KS

Welcome Sign, Council Grove KS


Flint Hills, KS


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Left Turn, Austin TX

Left turn
not protected.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Texas Treasures, Post TX


Venetian Blind, Roscoe Tx

The G building again, also.

Blushing G, Roscoe TX


Plowboy, Roscoe TX

Roscoe TX is the
Birthplace of J J Pickle

Thought to send this picture
to the boys
our landlords in Boys' Town
on Roscoe Drive.

Not sure how
they would take it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Curve, Austin TX

Just another bend
in the road.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Edge, Austin TX

The edge
of the landscaping
at a massive new development.

Wild primroses.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Reparo Computadores, Austin TX

I fix computers.

Rabbit Show, Giddings TX

It was a fuzzy shot to begin with.

It amazes me how much you can see
in the near-zero detail
in the high cheekboned face
of the young woman
in the white plaid shirt.

Bob War Fints, Giddings TX

em cattle aint
gone noplace
counta that bob war fints.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Reflections, Boston MA

Now and then.

Midtown, NYC NY

Autumn in the city.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Beauty and Truth, Bastrop TX

I often dream of two
frighteningly large black dogs
called Beauty and Truth.
I spotted them
parked on the main drag
in Bastrop.
I am not sure
which is which.

Eye Exams, Bastrop TX

Sometimes too much
is just right.

Carson Box Co, Gonzales TX

Box supplier to
southeast central Texas.

Downtown, Gonzales TX

Its historical significance
has not gentrified Gonzales.

BATCH, Vermillion HIlls AZ

I don't know why
the roof says "BATCH".

Tract Houses, Carson City NV

This one is more like a watercolor

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ranch, Carson City NV

Nevada is strange.

Bartholomew Park, Austin TX

I don't usually
get good people shots
but this one came out nicely

Clarksville Ivy, Austin TX

Less color tweaking
than you'd think...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Prickly Pear, Bastrop TX

A particularly spooky
little specimen

Food Restaurant, Peculiar MO

Actually, it was
an exit or two
past Peculiar.

Click the pictures for the full effect.

I take landscape photos that seem to me revealing of something or other.
Often I try to make them look sort of like oil paintings or watercolors.
So far the only tool I have used besides a camera is iPhoto.
So far I have avoided any retouching or other spot effects.
I often turn "noise reduction" way up to deliberately remove small details.
So far they are all taken in North America.
They usually come out sort of hyperrealistic, but sometimes impressionistic.
Sometimes they come out lousy, but I won't post those.

Best viewed on Apple LCD hardware with factory settings.

Everything is Creative Commons-Attribution (Generic 3.0). Use to your heart's content and have fun!

Printed or internet-published copies or derivative works should visibly attribute original to
"Michael Tobis of Montreal QC and Austin TX, mtobis@gmail.com"